Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers have released what they describe as a new climate change education resource.
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 New Zealand has reported strong growth and increased demand for grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and lamb in the US.
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.
Christchurch’s Peter Timbs Meats is recalling specific batches of its cooked meat due to the possible presence of Listeria.
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.
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 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.
The premium pet food exporter is preparing to develop a second plant and piquing interest from overseas investors.
Industry players want today’s Budget to support them through the transition to a post-Covid environment.
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.
New Zealand virtual fencing startup, Vence, has raised $16m which will help it prepare for its entry into the Australian and US markets.
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.
Real time lamb quality tool Clarospec scooped two awards including the overall winner in the on-farm systems category.
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.
China’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic helped lift red meat exports over $1bn in March 2021, says the Meat Industry Association.
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.
The New Zealand Meat Board is investing some of its reserves into B+L’s genetics research programme.
Rob Hewett has been appointed Silver Fern Farms Co-operative chair following the announcement on 29 April that Richard Young was standing down.
New Zealand food products comprised more than half of the 8,000 tonnes of cargo shipped by Emirates SkyCargo in 2020.
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”.
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.
The partners behind a year-long trial to produce a sustainable beef patty for McDonalds in New Zealand are claiming success.
Consumers should give up meat on World Earth Day, even if only for a day, says the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.
The co-operative began processing cows and light bull at Lorneville near Invercargill this week.
It was the first time the event would take place in two years.
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.
The upgrade of its Levin rendering facility will support the co-op’s drive to capture greater value from products.
As alternative proteins increase in popularity, the organisation launches a new website to promote NZ red meat facts.
New Zealand red meat exports for February 2021 reached $906.7m, says the Meat Industry Association.
The meat company saw net profit dip to $65m, skirting any deep impact from the pandemic.
Improving commodity prices were the key reason cited by farmers expecting NZ’s agri economy to improve.
The bank described the December 2020 quarter results as a tale of two islands as the north continued to outperform the south.
The industry group says there are “limits to what the sector can continue to achieve”.
Almost $1m will be spent on venison marketing and promotion in the US.
Restaurant meals and foods such as Thai and Indian helped lift prices in Feb but it was the slowest growth for 18 months.
“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.”
The Butcher’s Cart has launched a new website selling and delivering beef and lamb.
Atkins Ranch CEO Jim Goodall will take over from Todd Grave at the meat processor.
Dairy and meat product manufacturing fell 3.2% to $288m in the December 2020 quarter, says Stats NZ.
The next New Zealand Meat Board annual meeting will take place online at 3pm on 12 March.
Southland’s largest employer is automating its warehouse and using laser guided storage and retrieval systems.
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.
A lack of skilled workers in the halal sector is presenting a challenge for New Zealand’s meat sector, says the Meat Industry Association.
Rising prices for venison in Europe will help boost the market, says Deer Industry NZ.
It was the fifth consecutive month where dairy exports were less than the corresponding month a year ago.
The companies pleaded guilty in separate cases to pollution charges.
The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.
Beef +Lamb New Zealand looks back on 2020 in a final blog for the year.
Air NZ’s cargo business will deliver around five million kilograms of food over summer.
Lamb and sheep export volumes are expected to drop this summer as drought results in lower animal weight and stock rebuild activity.
Dairy and meat product manufacturing volumes, and wholesale grocery and liquor value saw huge lifts in the Sept quarter.
The family-owned Nelson meat producer issued the recall.
The $12bn sector puts sustainable profitability and premium value at the centre of new vision.
The meat processor says the move means customers in the US will get meat before Christmas.
The MIA says the drop reflects the high prices NZ’s red meat was commanding last year.
Just last month the Heart Foundation put out new recommendations, advising Kiwis to eat less red meat.
Some dairy products were down $198m.
It was a Wilson Hellaby meat processing plant up until a couple of months ago.
Lower demand for red meat is set to put pressure on prices, says agribusiness bankers Rabobank.
A new study out of the University of Otago looks at diet and how it could cause the disease.
The new tool will give New Zealand consumers and producers verified data about primary sector products.
Covid-19 food contamination has made headlines around the world, and Professor French says more research is needed.
Around 100 people will be monitored in the studies led by multiple NZ institutions.
Harrington’s Smallgoods is urging the Government to make country-of-origin labelling a priority.
Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand’s primary industries will “directly benefit” from the new trade deal.
Chinese authorities say the virus has been detected on beef and tripe and packaging from NZ, Brazil and Bolivia.
Chef Peter Gordon has just returned to New Zealand, set to open in his new community dining venture.
The 2021 Meat Industry Association Scholarships are now open for application.
As prime picking time looms near the horticulture industry remains concerned about RSE shortages.
A protest against a live animal export ship bound for China took place in Napier at the weekend.
The Meat Industry Association says a decline in China prompted a “re-balancing” to other export markets.
The Heart Foundation is advising Kiwis to be more mindful about their red meat and chicken consumption.
Plant-based food producer, NEXT! Is behind the release of the bacon-like product.
The region continues to rank as one of the highest rates of economic activity per capita in New Zealand.
Silver Fern Farms has released two new products to add to its venison range, Venison Cutlets and Venison Minute Steaks.
New research suggests women are under-represented in, and even prevented from, aspiring to higher levels of business in the industry.
Silver Fern Farms has announced its Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships for 2020, adding two more names to the six already unveiled.