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Thursday 17 June 2021

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Industry bodies release climate change resource for students
17 Jun 2021  

Industry bodies release climate change resource for students

Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers have released what they describe as a new climate change education resource.


Meat, dairy sales volumes grow in Q1
10 Jun 2021  

Meat, dairy sales volumes grow in Q1

Manufacturing sales volumes reached a record peak of $27bn in the March quarter, up 0.4% or $113m from the December 2020 quarter, according to Stats NZ.


Beef + Lamb sees strong 2020 US performance
10 Jun 2021  

Beef + Lamb sees strong 2020 US performance

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has reported strong growth and increased demand for grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and lamb in the US.


April red meat sector exports stable at $863m
8 Jun 2021   /

April red meat sector exports stable at $863m

New Zealand red meat exports remained steady in April with a total of $863m worth of meat and co-products exported to global markets, according to the latest analysis from MIA.


Peter Timbs Meat recall
1 Jun 2021  

Peter Timbs Meat recall

Christchurch’s Peter Timbs Meats is recalling specific batches of its cooked meat due to the possible presence of Listeria.


“Rock solid” demand underpinning food exports to US
31 May 2021   /

“Rock solid” demand underpinning food exports to US

Increased volatility and global supply chain disruption are dogging exports to the US, but strong demand for NZ products including beef and wine are supporting long-term growth.


Exporting on a wing and a prayer – Cobb Vantress ploughs $7m+ into Asian flights
28 May 2021   /

Exporting on a wing and a prayer – Cobb Vantress ploughs $7m+ into Asian flights

NZ’s bird flu free status attracted US poultry giant Cobb Vantress to set up here but the distance from major markets has been costly during the pandemic.


Salmonella detection prompts defence measures
28 May 2021   /

Salmonella detection prompts defence measures

Salmonella Enteritidis has been detected at an Auckland poultry farm, leading NZ Food Safety to undertake tracing work and industry testing, as well as taking measures at the farm in question.


Chinese demand drives expansion for Alfa Pet
26 May 2021   /

Chinese demand drives expansion for Alfa Pet

The premium pet food exporter is preparing to develop a second plant and piquing interest from overseas investors.


Budget 2021: Food industry wishlist
20 May 2021  

Budget 2021: Food industry wishlist

Industry players want today’s Budget to support them through the transition to a post-Covid environment.


SFF: Charity delivers 410k red meat meals
20 May 2021   /

SFF: Charity delivers 410k red meat meals

Meat the Need founding partner Silver Fern Farms says over 410,000 red meat meals have been delivered to food banks in the first year of the charity.


Agritech venture Vence raises $16m
17 May 2021   /

Agritech venture Vence raises $16m

New Zealand virtual fencing startup, Vence, has raised $16m which will help it prepare for its entry into the Australian and US markets.


Alliance Q1 payments increase 25% to $6m
17 May 2021  

Alliance Q1 payments increase 25% to $6m

Alliance Group has distributed almost $6m in loyalty payments for the first quarter – up on $4.5m paid out the same time last year when Covid-19 protocols slowed down processing.


Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge winners
12 May 2021  

Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge winners

Real time lamb quality tool Clarospec scooped two awards including the overall winner in the on-farm systems category.


Silver Fern Farms preps Plate to Pasture 2021
11 May 2021   /

Silver Fern Farms preps Plate to Pasture 2021

Silver Fern Farms is preparing to launch their search for the future stars of the red meat industry in the coming weeks, with applications opening for the Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships and the Silver Fern Farms Graduate Career Programme.


Red meat exports top $1bn as China recovery gains momentum…
10 May 2021  

Red meat exports top $1bn as China recovery gains momentum…

China’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic helped lift red meat exports over $1bn in March 2021, says the Meat Industry Association.


Sheep meat exports reach $4bn – Stats NZ
10 May 2021   /

Sheep meat exports reach $4bn – Stats NZ

The number of sheep in New Zealand in June 2020 was 26 million, down 3% on the same month in 2019, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.


Beef + Lamb get $1m genetics research injection
7 May 2021  

Beef + Lamb get $1m genetics research injection

The New Zealand Meat Board is investing some of its reserves into B+L’s genetics research programme.


New co-op chair for Silver Fern Farms
5 May 2021   /

New co-op chair for Silver Fern Farms

Rob Hewett has been appointed Silver Fern Farms Co-operative chair following the announcement on 29 April that Richard Young was standing down.


Food comprises 50% of Emirates SkyCargo’s 2020 load
28 Apr 2021  

Food comprises 50% of Emirates SkyCargo’s 2020 load

New Zealand food products comprised more than half of the 8,000 tonnes of cargo shipped by Emirates SkyCargo in 2020.


Perspectives: Unapologetically processed
27 Apr 2021  

Perspectives: Unapologetically processed

Impossible Foods’ vice president of nutrition and health, Dr Sue Klapholz, argues that in terms of nutrition, the Impossible Burger compares very favourably to beef from a cow. And when it comes to the health and sustainability of our planet and public health “there’s no contest”.


B+LNZ’s Taste Pure Nature enlists US dietician for Earth Day
23 Apr 2021   /

B+LNZ’s Taste Pure Nature enlists US dietician for Earth Day

Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Taste Pure Nature brand has enlisted the services of US-based dietician and nutrition consultant Samantha Cassetty for World Earth Day.


Sustainable Macca’s patty pilot claims success
21 Apr 2021  

Sustainable Macca’s patty pilot claims success

The partners behind a year-long trial to produce a sustainable beef patty for McDonalds in New Zealand are claiming success.


‘Ditch the meat’ this World Earth Day – Vegetarian Society
21 Apr 2021  

‘Ditch the meat’ this World Earth Day – Vegetarian Society

Consumers should give up meat on World Earth Day, even if only for a day, says the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.


Alliance expansion opens in Southland
20 Apr 2021  

Alliance expansion opens in Southland

The co-operative began processing cows and light bull at Lorneville near Invercargill this week.


Deer Industry Conference confirmed for Invercargill
19 Apr 2021   /

Deer Industry Conference confirmed for Invercargill

It was the first time the event would take place in two years.


Port congestion affecting red meat exporters – B&LNZ
16 Apr 2021   /

Port congestion affecting red meat exporters – B&LNZ

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is advising red meat processors and exporters to manage livestock volumes as current global supply chain issues caused by Covid-19 are causing bottlenecks.


Alliance invests $1m for push into speciality ingredients
14 Apr 2021  

Alliance invests $1m for push into speciality ingredients

The upgrade of its Levin rendering facility will support the co-op’s drive to capture greater value from products.


Beef+Lamb NZ ramps up online presence to promote red meat
7 Apr 2021  

Beef+Lamb NZ ramps up online presence to promote red meat

As alternative proteins increase in popularity, the organisation launches a new website to promote NZ red meat facts.


Red meat exports steady at $907m
6 Apr 2021  

Red meat exports steady at $907m

New Zealand red meat exports for February 2021 reached $906.7m, says the Meat Industry Association.


Silver Fern Farms profit steady despite pandemic
1 Apr 2021  

Silver Fern Farms profit steady despite pandemic

The meat company saw net profit dip to $65m, skirting any deep impact from the pandemic.


Farmer confidence at highest levels since 2018
1 Apr 2021  

Farmer confidence at highest levels since 2018

Improving commodity prices were the key reason cited by farmers expecting NZ’s agri economy to improve.


Primary sector economies take top spots – ASB regional rankings
30 Mar 2021   /

Primary sector economies take top spots – ASB regional rankings

The bank described the December 2020 quarter results as a tale of two islands as the north continued to outperform the south.


B+LNZ worries over methane emissions targets
30 Mar 2021  

B+LNZ worries over methane emissions targets

The industry group says there are “limits to what the sector can continue to achieve”.


NZ venison producers set sights on US market
30 Mar 2021   /

NZ venison producers set sights on US market

Almost $1m will be spent on venison marketing and promotion in the US.


Food price inflation slows as value of meat, poultry, fish fall
12 Mar 2021  

Food price inflation slows as value of meat, poultry, fish fall

Restaurant meals and foods such as Thai and Indian helped lift prices in Feb but it was the slowest growth for 18 months.


Listen to B+LNZ webinar on Climate Change Commission

Listen to B+LNZ webinar on Climate Change Commission

“B+LNZ is continuing to meet with scientists and the Commission to inform the submission we’ll make on the draft advice, on behalf of our levy payers.”


Online butcher launches new site
11 Mar 2021   /

Online butcher launches new site

The Butcher’s Cart has launched a new website selling and delivering beef and lamb.


Blue Sky Pastures appoints CEO
10 Mar 2021   /

Blue Sky Pastures appoints CEO

Atkins Ranch CEO Jim Goodall will take over from Todd Grave at the meat processor.


Falling prices suppress dairy, meat manufacturing
10 Mar 2021   /

Falling prices suppress dairy, meat manufacturing

Dairy and meat product manufacturing fell 3.2% to $288m in the December 2020 quarter, says Stats NZ.


NZMB annual meeting goes virtual
10 Mar 2021  

NZMB annual meeting goes virtual

The next New Zealand Meat Board annual meeting will take place online at 3pm on 12 March.


Jobs safe despite $16m automation investment – Alliance
9 Mar 2021  

Jobs safe despite $16m automation investment – Alliance

Southland’s largest employer is automating its warehouse and using laser guided storage and retrieval systems.


Covid, African Swine sees 14% decline in red meat exports
9 Mar 2021   /

Covid, African Swine sees 14% decline in red meat exports

New Zealand’s red meat exports fell to $743.3m in January 2021, a 14% drop on compared to the same month a year ago.


Halal skill shortage a challenge for meat sector
5 Mar 2021   /

Halal skill shortage a challenge for meat sector

A lack of skilled workers in the halal sector is presenting a challenge for New Zealand’s meat sector, says the Meat Industry Association.


Deer farmers can “bank” on positive chilled season – DINZ
2 Mar 2021   /

Deer farmers can “bank” on positive chilled season – DINZ

Rising prices for venison in Europe will help boost the market, says Deer Industry NZ.


Dairy, meat lead value of Jan exports down
26 Feb 2021   /

Dairy, meat lead value of Jan exports down

It was the fifth consecutive month where dairy exports were less than the corresponding month a year ago.


Silver Fern Farms, Ziwi rack up nearly $470k total in fines
25 Feb 2021  

Silver Fern Farms, Ziwi rack up nearly $470k total in fines

The companies pleaded guilty in separate cases to pollution charges.


MIA awards 11 scholarships
24 Feb 2021   /

MIA awards 11 scholarships

The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.


Covid-19, weather woes, M Bovis: Beef + Lamb NZ wraps 2020
18 Dec 2020  

Covid-19, weather woes, M Bovis: Beef + Lamb NZ wraps 2020

Beef +Lamb New Zealand looks back on 2020 in a final blog for the year.


Cherries, blueberries, lamb in Air NZ Christmas cargo rush
16 Dec 2020  

Cherries, blueberries, lamb in Air NZ Christmas cargo rush

Air NZ’s cargo business will deliver around five million kilograms of food over summer.


B+LNZ: Summer lamb and sheep exports to drop
15 Dec 2020  

B+LNZ: Summer lamb and sheep exports to drop

Lamb and sheep export volumes are expected to drop this summer as drought results in lower animal weight and stock rebuild activity.


Stats NZ: September surge boosted by dairy, meat, grocery records
10 Dec 2020   /

Stats NZ: September surge boosted by dairy, meat, grocery records

Dairy and meat product manufacturing volumes, and wholesale grocery and liquor value saw huge lifts in the Sept quarter.


Recall for Pestell’s pork products
9 Dec 2020  

Recall for Pestell’s pork products

The family-owned Nelson meat producer issued the recall.


Red meat sector sets out 10-year strategy

Red meat sector sets out 10-year strategy

The $12bn sector puts sustainable profitability and premium value at the centre of new vision.


Silver Fern Farms in Xmas gift to US consumers
3 Dec 2020  

Silver Fern Farms in Xmas gift to US consumers

The meat processor says the move means customers in the US will get meat before Christmas.


October red meat exports down 18% – MIA

October red meat exports down 18% – MIA

The MIA says the drop reflects the high prices NZ’s red meat was commanding last year.


B+L marshalls evidence for red meat pushback
30 Nov 2020  

B+L marshalls evidence for red meat pushback

Just last month the Heart Foundation put out new recommendations, advising Kiwis to eat less red meat.


Value of food exports drop in Oct – Stats NZ
27 Nov 2020  

Value of food exports drop in Oct – Stats NZ

Some dairy products were down $198m.


Mothballed meat works up for sale
25 Nov 2020  

Mothballed meat works up for sale

It was a Wilson Hellaby meat processing plant up until a couple of months ago.


Foodservice slowdown to hit demand for beef, lamb – report
24 Nov 2020  

Foodservice slowdown to hit demand for beef, lamb – report

Lower demand for red meat is set to put pressure on prices, says agribusiness bankers Rabobank.


High lamb, pork consumption linked to bowel cancer – study
24 Nov 2020  

High lamb, pork consumption linked to bowel cancer – study

A new study out of the University of Otago looks at diet and how it could cause the disease.


Primary sector gets online verification platform
23 Nov 2020  

Primary sector gets online verification platform

The new tool will give New Zealand consumers and producers verified data about primary sector products.


Food industry’s hygiene practices will ‘minimise risk’ of Covid-19 spread
20 Nov 2020  

Food industry’s hygiene practices will ‘minimise risk’ of Covid-19 spread

Covid-19 food contamination has made headlines around the world, and Professor French says more research is needed.


New studies look at red meat ‘myths, misinformation’
20 Nov 2020  

New studies look at red meat ‘myths, misinformation’

Around 100 people will be monitored in the studies led by multiple NZ institutions.


Pork producer calls for labelling change despite Covid delay
18 Nov 2020  

Pork producer calls for labelling change despite Covid delay

Harrington’s Smallgoods is urging the Government to make country-of-origin labelling a priority.


Primary, meat industries to profit from RCEP
17 Nov 2020  

Primary, meat industries to profit from RCEP

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand’s primary industries will “directly benefit” from the new trade deal.


Govt investigating reports of Covid-19 on NZ meat in China
17 Nov 2020  

Govt investigating reports of Covid-19 on NZ meat in China

Chinese authorities say the virus has been detected on beef and tripe and packaging from NZ, Brazil and Bolivia.


Beef + Lamb partners with chef Peter Gordon on new venture
17 Nov 2020  

Beef + Lamb partners with chef Peter Gordon on new venture

Chef Peter Gordon has just returned to New Zealand, set to open in his new community dining venture.


Applications open for MIA scholarships
12 Nov 2020  

Applications open for MIA scholarships

The 2021 Meat Industry Association Scholarships are now open for application.


Seasonal worker shortage ‘enormous pressure point’ – ANZ
11 Nov 2020  

Seasonal worker shortage ‘enormous pressure point’ – ANZ

As prime picking time looms near the horticulture industry remains concerned about RSE shortages.


Protestors at live export ship in Napier
9 Nov 2020  

Protestors at live export ship in Napier

A protest against a live animal export ship bound for China took place in Napier at the weekend.


Q3 red meat exports to US leap 50% to $400m
5 Nov 2020  

Q3 red meat exports to US leap 50% to $400m

The Meat Industry Association says a decline in China prompted a “re-balancing” to other export markets.


Kiwis advised to eat less red meat, chicken
28 Oct 2020  

Kiwis advised to eat less red meat, chicken

The Heart Foundation is advising Kiwis to be more mindful about their red meat and chicken consumption.


‘Realistic’ meat-free bacon launched in NZ
28 Oct 2020  

‘Realistic’ meat-free bacon launched in NZ

Plant-based food producer, NEXT! Is behind the release of the bacon-like product.


‘Strong’ food sector drives Taranaki economy – report
27 Oct 2020  

‘Strong’ food sector drives Taranaki economy – report

The region continues to rank as one of the highest rates of economic activity per capita in New Zealand.


Silver Fern Farms launches new venison products
22 Oct 2020  

Silver Fern Farms launches new venison products

Silver Fern Farms has released two new products to add to its venison range, Venison Cutlets and Venison Minute Steaks.


Research: Women under-represented in meat sector
15 Oct 2020  

Research: Women under-represented in meat sector

New research suggests women are under-represented in, and even prevented from, aspiring to higher levels of business in the industry.


SFF unveils 2020 scholarship recipients
1 Oct 2020  

SFF unveils 2020 scholarship recipients

Silver Fern Farms has announced its Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships for 2020, adding two more names to the six already unveiled.