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.

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.

Indonesia told by WTO to relax meat import controls

Indonesia told by WTO to relax meat import controls

By Keith Nuthall

Tough Indonesian import restrictions on meat and meat products have been declared in breach of international commerce rules by the World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body.

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.

Silver Fern Farm's chief executive 'exited' by on-pack traceability features

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Silver Fern Farm rolls out fresh packaging

By Oscar Rousseau

New Zealand meat processor Silver Fern Farm has rolled out new retail packaging with a unique traceability code for its range of grass-fed beef.

The cull of dairy cattle should protect New Zealand cattle reared for meat

4,000 NZ cattle to be culled to prevent disease

By Aaron McDonald

In a move to prevent the further spread of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand cows, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced plans to cull around 4,000 cattle. Procedures to reduce the risk have been planned in conjunction with farmers.

The EU and UK have put down the boxing gloves to make progress in Brexit talks

New Zealand meat industry concern over Brexit quota rumours

By Aidan Fortune

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the New Zealand Meat Industry Association have expressed concern over reports that the EU and UK have reached a “deal” to split the EU’s WTO tariff rate quota following Brexit.