28-May-2013 - New Zealand authorities claim they have resolved a trading impasse with China which has left hundreds of pallets of frozen beef and sheep meat stranded in ports for weeks.
22-Apr-2013 - The European horsemeat scandal has not had any significant impact on demand for beef, according to the Rabobank Beef Quarterly Q1 report.
16-Apr-2013 - The US government has given its agreement to Japan joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move welcomed by US meat bodies.
16-Apr-2013 - Sheep and beef farming leaders from across New Zealand will attend the first-ever major industry event that focuses on the environment and farming.
04-Apr-2013 - Australian beef and veal exports to China have continued to surge, driving first-quarter export volumes to a near record high.
21-Mar-2013 - New Zealand’s Court of Appeal has rejected a pork industry plea over new trade rules, which will allow imports of raw, untreated pork from countries where Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.
18-Mar-2013 - New Zealand’s agriculture sector has sidestepped the country’s Emissions Trading Scheme, but farmers are clearly committed to working on their carbon footprint, with some good results achieved to date.
13-Mar-2013 - New Zealand is a force to be reckoned with on the meat export market, and ships beef and lamb to an impressive 116 countries worldwide. However, limited lamb supply and the debt crisis in Europe contributed to a dramatic fall in the value of New Zealand’s meat exports last year.
06-Mar-2013 - A high lambing percentage in 2012-13 meant it was a good year for New Zealand lamb, but this was tempered with a decline in the breeding flock, which meant supply remains tight. Carina Perkins reports
05-Mar-2013 - New Zealand’s government has been criticised for having “inadequate” plans to deal with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, leaving farmers at risk.
17-Dec-2012 - New Zealand’s red meat sector has called for a speedy resolution to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, pointing out that a deal would generate jobs and create new opportunities for exporters.
04-Dec-2012 - Pig producers in Australia, New Zealand and the US have warned that Canada will be challenged over its pork subsidisation programme in the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
29-Nov-2012 - New Zealand has reported an increase in lamb production this spring, although it was still the country’s third-smallest lamb crop since the 1950s.
27-Nov-2012 - New Zealand’s pork industry is fighting a proposal to allow fresh pork to be imported from countries where Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.
06-Aug-2012 - New Zealand lamb and beef herds are showing signs of recovery, according to the latest figures from the Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Services.
19-Jul-2012 - A New Zealand meat processor has recalled several cooked meat products over fears that they could be linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed two people.
13-Jul-2012 - New Zealand processor Blue Sky Meats has reported huge losses for the last financial year, blaming “a perfect storm” of factors including a challenging EU market.
12-Jul-2012 - A New Zealand meat processor has been forced to close after running into financial difficulties.
11-Jul-2012 - Pork producers in the US, Australia and New Zealand have called for Canada to ditch its pork subsidies before entering into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
10-Jul-2012 - New Zealand-based international bank, ANZ Banking Group (ANZ Group), has said it will help fund investment for the development of beef cattle in the eastern part of Indonesia.
11-Jun-2012 - The global meat industry is being called upon to support and back a new initiative to end child starvation and hunger.
11-Jun-2012 - The world needs to work together to encourage more youngsters into sheep farming, delegates to the World Meat Congress were told.
07-Jun-2012 - New Zealand’s food safety body, MAF, has denied that proposed meat inspection reforms are a cost-cutting exercise, but rather designed to bring the country more into line with international standards, while maintaining or improving food safety.
21-May-2012 - The Public Service Association (PSA) of New Zealand has expressed concern over the government’s decision to delegate meat inspection to processors themselves.
15-May-2012 - The US National Pork Producers’ Council (NPPC) has welcomed a decision by the New Zealand High Court to allow imports of consumer-ready uncooked pork from countries affected by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).
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