Displaying items by tag: Lamb

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 17:19

Low lamb prices hurt sheep and beef profits

Weak lamb prices are cutting into sheep and beef farmers' profits this season.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 20:34

Lack of cohesion costing sheep farmers

Federated Farmers meat and fibre chair Rick Powdrell is calling for action to be taken to address issues in the marketing of Kiwi lamb overseas.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 06:55

Alliance suppliers’ to be docked

Just when sheep farmers thought their meat returns could not get any worse some Alliance Group suppliers are about to find out they can.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:12

Red meat sector welcomes TPP signing

The Trans Pacific Partnership will eliminate over time most of the tariffs on New Zealand's red meat sector, says Beef + Lamb chairman James Parsons.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:55

Teeth grinding wears farmers down

A combination of unusual conditions has bothered sheep farmers Hamish and Alastair Craw on their Banks Peninsula farm, Longridge Agriculture Ltd, for 10 years, says Ravensdown.

Published in Farm Health

Rural News asked the country's second biggest meat processor and exporter – Alliance Group – about the current woes in the red meat sector.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:55

Sector outlooks: some good, some not

Ian Proudfoot, head of agribusiness at KPMG, gives his predictions for 2016.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 08:24

Productivity increases limit lamb crop fall

White the lamb crop is the lowest since 1953, sheep farmers have become much more productive, says Beef + Lamb NZ chief economist Andrew Burtt.

Published in General News
Friday, 04 December 2015 12:40

Prices under par, despite low lamb crop

While the lowest lamb crop in 60 years should support prices, the market is being swamped by other factors at present, says the ASB in its weekly commodities report.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:47

Lamb crop at 60-year low

Beef + Lamb NZ estimates 23.9 million lambs were tailed this spring – the smallest lamb crop since 1953.

Published in General News