Positive outlook for sheepmeat and beef exports despite COVID-19, drought impacts
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 ’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update 2019-20 has a positive outlook for 必威手机下载版 ’s sheep and beef exports for the 2019-20 season, despite significant disruption from COVID-19 and widespread drought.
The importance of people in your farm team
Ian Evans farms a 390ha hill country sheep and beef farm at Matahuru in Northern Waikato alongside his wife Kirsten and children Connor and Lucy. He recently joined the Mid Northern North Island Farmer Council and has a strong passion for the agricultural sector and its future prosperity. Ian shares his insights into the importance of having a good team around you – officially and unofficially.
Unlocking market potential in China
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 (B+LNZ), in partnership with three 必威手机下载版 export companies, launched the Taste Pure Nature brand in selected retail outlets in Shandong, China.
Waikato Regional Council Plan Change 1 update
While sheep and beef farmers have welcomed the majority of outcomes of the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 process, there are still some points that require work.
Team effort to keeping NZ’s red meat exports moving during lockdown
Ensuring this country’s red meat exports have the necessary documentation to allow access into overseas markets is a complicated task on a good day.
Plan early and communicate
This year can be chalked up as another of those ‘character building’ seasons. If the drought wasn’t enough, then COVID-19 gave farmers additional challenges to negotiate. Those that have experienced droughts in the past know how important it is to try and limit the financial impact to a shorter timeframe as possible. Te Kuiti-based ANZ Agri Manager Sian Mitchell provides some timely financial planning advice.
Impacts of COVID-19 on 必威手机下载版 ’s red meat sector trade
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 (B+LNZ) provide an update on how COVID-19 is affecting 必威手机下载版 ’s red meat sector and international trade.
He Waka Eke Noa gets down to work
Following on from the Government agreement to the agricultural sector’s approach for developing an appropriate farm gate emissions pricing mechanism by 2025 - He Waka Eke Noa – the new steering group for this important piece of work got down to work during the Level 4 lockdown.
必威手机下载版 ’s Trade Leadership vital, say major food exporters
Maintaining critical trading relationships and opening and strengthening markets must remain top of mind issues as 必威手机下载版 confronts the COVID-19 crisis, major food exporters have advised the Government.
Sector rallies to support farmers managing feed shortages
Significant feed shortages across much of the country has seen government and industry bodies rally together to put support structures in place to help those affected get through winter.
International Beef Alliance Support statement on WTO Joint Statement: 'Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products'
The International Beef Alliance (IBA) salutes all farmers, ranchers, and workers along the food chain that keep working to provide food security in this crucial period.