Sheep and beef farmers in Gore recently put hard questions to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) about a proposed increase in sheep and beef levies.
Farmers are known for their ingenuity and the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) is asking them to bring ideas to the table.
Deer farmers are being urged to ''stay ahead of the game''.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand wants farmers to pay higher levies to fund its programmes.
Sheep and beef farmers will be asked their views on a proposed levies increase to meet future challenges in the industry.
The long-term influence on the beef schedule from the Mycoplasma bovis cull is not expected to be significant, Rabobank New Zealand’s animal proteins analyst Blake Holgate says.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is investigating picking up the "Invite a Townie to Dinner" idea for future national lamb days.
A deer Industry Environmental Management Code of Practice has been launched by Deer Industry New Zealand chairman Dr Ian Walker.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has not been ''up to the job'' when it comes to dealing with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, Federated Farmers national board member Miles Anderson believes.
National Lamb Day is coming up on May 24.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has released its new brand and blueprint to boost the value of Kiwi meats overseas.
New Zealand Pork chairman Ian Carter has stepped down before the end of his tenure, saying the direction some in the industry wanted to take was not one he felt comfortable steering.
Key lamb export markets are paying 14% more for product so far this season, with record highs for this time of year, ASB rural economist Nathan Penny says.
Any farmer buying a bull should consider its conformation, structural soundness and walk to determine the quality of animal and if it is a wise investment.
Whitestone Boer Goat Stud owners Owen and Annette Booth formed the goat farmers and breeders' Southern Goat Group following a wet field day on their Milton property on April 28.
New Zealand’s overall image as a country is positive but weak in relation to red meat in high-growth overseas markets, consumer research shows.
A strong crowd of buyers was attracted to another successful Maniototo last muster lamb sale, where a record yarding of 17,000 lambs were offered for sale.
Whitestone Boer Goat Stud owners Owen and Annette Booth are hosting an open day on their Milton property later this month.
Leading food company Alliance Group has dispatched its first major shipment of product in vacuum skin tray packaging to Hong Kong, following a successful trial.
NZ's lamb, beef and venison was showcased to international chefs and food media earlier this month. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae joined them during a visit to Minaret Station.