Alliance Group has extended its partnership with global retail giant Marks & Spencer landing a deal to supply a range of value-add beef and lamb to its Singapore division.
Silver Fern Farms and the New Zealand Meat Workers Union (NZMWU) have agreed an increase in the minimum hourly rate paid at the meat processor to $24 per hour – an increase of almost 10%.
Fast food chain McDonald’s and science provider AgResearch have joined forces on a regenerative farming trial that aims to improve soil health and environmental performance.
The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the New Zealand Tegel Growers Association application to collectively negotiate conditions around its supply arrangement with Tegel Foods.
Food exports were strong in H1 but it’s an uneven recovery from Covid for infant formula, cherries and some seafood.
Shipping issues, storage concerns and absenteeism created an “unusual” year for Blue Sky Pastures.
Silver Fern Farms says securing a $1m grat from the government will help the company end coal use by 2030.
The New Zealand Tegel Growers Association is asking the Commerce Commission for provisional authorisation to collectively negotiate with Tegel Foods.
The inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards has been delayed until early next year.
The value of New Zealand’s red meat exports topped $650m in August 2021, up 26% on the same month last year, says the Meat Industry Association.
The global economic and foodservice recovery is underpinning strong demand, but the high Kiwi dollar will eat into export returns.
The meat exporter is driving into e-commerce in the US and is looking to join big online marketplaces like Amazon.
Tegel Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Classic Chicken Burgers due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, gluten, and an incorrect claim about gluten.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.
The Egg Producers Federation says it believes an outbreak of salmonella enteritidis on three layer farms earlier this year is contained and will be eliminated.
The Commerce Commission has received an application from the New Zealand Tegel Growers Association seeking authorisation for collective bargaining with Tegel Foods.
Food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in August mainly due to higher prices for meat, poultry and fish, and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food, according to Stats NZ.
The government is investing $6.68m in a $16.7m genetics programme to lower the beef sector’s greenhouse gas emissions by delivering cows with a smaller environmental hoof-print.
New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $870m during July 2021 – a 29% increase on the same month last year, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association.
Silver Fern Farms says it has achieved Toitū enviromark diamond certification, the highest New Zealand-based environmental certification.
Pricing for New Zealand beef remains strong despite turbulence in global beef markets, according to Rabobank’s latest Global Beef Quarterly report.
Poultry company Tegel has appointed agency Culture&Theory to help drive further growth of its Take Outs range which has more varieties in the pipeline.
New Zealand’s largest poultry supplier Tegel is raising chicken prices from mid-August.
The Meat Industry Association has launched a campaign to help address the industry’s chronic shortage of employees – currently standing at around 2,000 people.
Blue Sky Meats has appointed Sarah Brown to its board.
Exports from the New Zealand red meat sector reached $937m in June, up 16% year-on-year, according to the Meat Industry Association.
Wellington City Council’s recycling facility now has an optical sorter, capable of diverting over seven million meat and other clear plastic trays from the region’s landfills and overseas processors each year.
Charity Meat the Need has provided more than 408,783 meals from over 883 donations in just one year.
The value of NZ exports continues to climb hitting a new high of $6bn in June this year.
New Zealand Food Safety is extending a programme of testing to determine the extent of Salmonella Enteritidis in poultry flocks in New Zealand and to reduce the risk to consumers.
Government changes to some essential skills visa will help ease some of the pressure on the red meat sector’s migrant workforce but a permanent solution is needed, according to the Meat MORE »
Entries to the eight categories close on 27 August.
AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the ‘perfect steak,’ while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence to create new food combinations and recipes.
The jerky startup has secured funding for a new facility to help more than double production.
Farmers have supported the continuation of sheepmeat and beef levies which fund industry organisation Beef + Lamb NZ following a six yearly referendum.
Alliance Group has appointed Victoria Trayner to be its first associate director.
The management and support of retail meat apprenticeships in Aotearoa has a new home, with transitional industry training organisation Competenz passing it over to training provider Skills4Work.
Silver Fern Farms co-chair Rob Hewett has announced four key sustainability goals at its annual farmer conference in Wellington.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is confident US demand for meat protein will remain high through 2021 as demand from the recovering foodservice sector continues to challenge available supplies.
New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $877m during May, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for feedback on its draft redesign of the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Wine Act 2003.
There are only two weeks to vote in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand 2021 sheepmeat and beef levy referendum.
The US is likely to remain the largest market for wine and beef exporters over the coming 12 months, according to NZUS Council.
The future of meat prices and production are likely to be challenged by the emergence of a cultivated meat sector on track to become a US$25bn global industry by 2030, according to a new report from McKinsey.
New Zealand Food Safety has placed movement controls on a third North Island egg producer as a precautionary measure after environmental testing indicated Salmonella Enteritidis on the farm.
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.