New Zealand

The unnamed male has been sent back to Belgium

Sausage smuggler deported by New Zealand

By Oscar Rousseau

A Belgian man has been forced to return home by New Zealand authorities after a thwarted attempted to smuggle three sausages into the country.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

Itoham Yonekyu increases Anzco stake

Itoham Yonekyu increases Anzco stake

By Aidan Fortune

Japanese food business Itoham Yonekyu Holdings has increased its shareholding in New Zealand meat processor Anzco from 65% to 100%.

International beef bodies are calling for trade reforms to help boost the industry

International Beef Alliance calls for trade reforms

By Aidan Fortune

The International Beef Alliance (IBA) has repeated its call for ministers to agree on a path to achieve meaningful trade reforms that lead to liberalisation of the global trading environment, while protecting beef producers’ livelihoods.

Alliance Group, one of New Zealand's largest meat processors, said it could offer better prices to livestock farmers

Alliance Group doubles profit

By Aidan Fortune

New Zealand farmers’ co-operative Alliance Group has reported a doubling of operating profit last year.

James Parsons became chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand when he was 37 years old

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman to step down

By Aidan Fortune

The chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), James Parsons, has announced he will not be seeking re-election in the organisation’s director elections in March.

US neighbour Canada has warned it would not 'rush into' an agreement

TPP deal reached despite Canadian clamour

By Oscar Rousseau

An agreement has been stuck by 11 countries to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal after US withdrawal earlier this year.

New Zealand meat exports in decline

New Zealand meat exports in decline

By Oscar Rousseau

Global sales of meat and wool from New Zealand have dropped in 2017, halting a year-on-year growth stretching back to 2013.

Beef, lamb, pork and poultry will all be processed at the expanded packing facility

Hilton to expand New Zealand packing plant

By Aidan Fortune

Meatpacker Hilton Food Group plc has announced plans to expand its packing capability to New Zealand with an investment of NZ$54 million (m).

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.