17th May 2022 Exports / MIA
Quarterly exports up 17% year on year, however March picture mixed as China restrictions continue and processors struggle with staffing at home.
Processing capacity at New Zealand’s plants is recovering as more people return to work after isolating or staying at home to look after family members due to Covid-19, according to meat industry stakeholders.
Strong international prices pushed the value of New Zealand’s meat exports over $1.1bn in February, up 21% on the same month last year, according to the Meat Industry Association. The MORE »
New Zealand red meat values remained strong in January despite pressure on export volumes.
Seven new scholarships have been awarded to young people considering a career in the red meat and exporting sectors.
New Zealand’s red meat exports reached $10bn in 2021 despite Covid challenges and some softening in the major China market, says the Meat Industry Association.
The value of New Zealand’s red meat sector exports reached $693m during October, a 27% increase year-on-year, according to the Meat Industry Association.
Halal-certified red meat exports increased 13% during the 2020-21 season with most product going to non-Muslim markets, says the Meat Industry Association.
The Meat Industry Association has opened applications for its 2022 scholarships.
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.
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.
Exports from the New Zealand red meat sector reached $937m in June, up 16% year-on-year, according to the Meat Industry Association.
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 »
New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $877m during May, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association.
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.
China’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic helped lift red meat exports over $1bn in March 2021, says the Meat Industry Association.
New Zealand red meat exports for February 2021 reached $906.7m, says the Meat Industry Association.
A lack of skilled workers in the halal sector is presenting a challenge for New Zealand’s meat sector, says the Meat Industry Association.
The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.
The 2021 Meat Industry Association Scholarships are now open for application.