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Government plan to clean waters will ‘help’ Kiwi farmers

Red meat farmers will benefit from a multi-million dollar New Zealand government drive to improve fresh water quality, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ). 

Alliance Group rolls out band saws at plants

New Zealand processor Alliance Group has invested NZ$3.4 million (m) in new band saws at eight of its plants.

New Zealand to improve animal welfare measures

New Zealand has unveiled plans to develop new animal welfare regulations. 

Hilton Food Group sees sterling drop benefit

UK-based meat packing business Hilton Food Group (Hilton) has reported solid financial growth for the year so far with currency fluctuations aiding progress.

Alliance Group targets UK foodservice market

New Zealand food co-operative Alliance Group has launched a pilot programme to target the UK’s premium wholesale foodservice sector.

World Butchers’ Challenge targets young talent

Countries competing in next year’s World Butchers’ Challenge are now being given another chance to battle it out on the global stage.

Alliance Group boosts venison plant investment

New Zealand red meat co-operative Alliance Group has boosted the investment in its Southland venison processing plant to $15.2 million (m).

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in...

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Alternative proteins a risk to New Zealand meat sector

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has warned that alternative proteins “could be a risk for the sector”. 

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2017.

Push to make green farming profit started in New Zealand

A sheep and beef cluster is part of a government-backed project in New Zealand to improve Northland farmers’ agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and profit.

New Zealand opens FTA talks with South America

New Zealand has launched talks with four South American countries and red meat exporters to create a free trade agreement (FTA) in the wake of Donald Trump’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

News in brief

Algae may help reduce emissions on pig farms

Adding algae to wastewater may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help pig farmers become more environmentally friendly, the Australian Pork Cooperative Research Centre (Pork CRC) claims.

Thai giant launches new food standard

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has introduced a CPF food standard project in an effort to build consistent quality and food safety management systems across its integrated feed-farm-food...

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

New Zealand meat farmers hit by high oil prices

Beef and lamb farmers in New Zealand have seen fuel prices rise by nearly 20% in the last 12 months, following a recovery in the value of international oil.

New Zealand Budget 2017: more cash for biosecurity

The New Zealand Budget 2017 will provide millions of extra dollars for biosecurity investment, a move welcomed by the meat industry.

Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

App launched to stop the transport of weak animals

A mobile app to help farmers determine if an animal is fit for transport has been launched, after New Zealand’s government admitted unfit animals have arrived at abattoirs.

Australia steals butchery title from New Zealand

Australia’s national butchery team narrowly defeated New Zealand in this year’s Trans-Tasman test match. 

China’s decline-hit mutton market shows signs of recovery

After a price collapse three years ago led to bankruptcy and protest, China’s mutton market is now starting to stabilise, according to an independent analyst. 

Silver Fern Farms plant closure puts 370 jobs at risk

New Zealand processor Silver Fern Farms has announced plans to close its Fairton sheepmeat processing plant putting 370 jobs at risk.

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

New Zealand ratifies TPP deal despite US exit

The New Zealand meat industry has praised its government’s decision to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite US withdrawal.