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IRISH BEEF farmers are angry about a massive cattle price gap with the UK. Thousands of Irish farmers last week blocked abattoirs for 24 hours – the first such action in 15 years – protesting that they are not seeing the benefit of higher prices paid by UK markets for their produce: there’s a gap of $560 between prices in the UK and Ireland.
IF YOU haven’t already heard of CostCo, chances are you soon will. Two representatives of the giant US wholesale-style retailer visited New Zealand earlier this month looking to forge closer links with beef suppliers.
COW NUMBERS in the US are at their lowest for 63 years, contributing to a boom in beef export volumes and prices, says Beef + Lamb NZ chief economist Andrew Burrt.
BEEF AND pig farmers are the winners in a new trade deal between Canada and the EU, but it spells bad news for cheese makers in Canada and the US.
Massey researchers are four years into a trial which could have profound implications for beef and dairy farmers alike. Peter Burke reports the details as relayed at a recent Beef + Lamb NZ and DairyNZ dairy/beef integration day in the Manawatu.
NEW ZEALAND meat exports reached a record high of $5.3 billion in 2013-14 – up $480m on the previous season - driven by high average values.
THE RED meat sector is showing signs of putting decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind it.