Beef and Sheep
Demand has shot up for Wiltshires – but a breeder and a sheep scientist both say it’s important breeders and buyers heed some guidelines.
A good growing season brought a bigger supply of lambs, and they drew the crowds to farms on the mainland.
Allan Barber sits down with Murray Taggart after the co-op’s ‘horror result’.
Top brass bring the bad news to scores of suppliers in Gore meeting.
Contrasting fortunes for northern and southern hemispheres.
Sheepmeat supplies reaching the global market from that quarter are putting pressure on export value.
Calf sales will continue but it’s not worth refurbishing bigger pens, shareholders decide.
You don’t have to go far to find a disgruntled sheep farmer, but it may help to remember that we are in the part of the pricing cycle that no one likes, Mel Croad says.
Alliance Group fields top ribeye and best grass-fed steak at World Steak Challenge.
Company advises suppliers of significant drop in lamb outlook.
Responses to Informing New Zealand Beef survey help shape the future of the programme.
Extension of loyalty programme had threatened to delay cash to farmers.
Emma Blom visits the birthplace of the celebrated breed in the Netherlands.
Plenty of options for buyers, but signals beyond the farmgate have them feeling cautious.
Good rains swell tallies to 79 million head, keeping international prices low.
Land uses changes are threatening the national livestock tally and the viability of rural communities, Allan Barber says.
Retiring director says courage will be needed to tackle future dairy industry challenges.
Export prices ease after a brief and modest recovery in August and September.
Vigorous, hardy and clever: no wonder that in at least one respect they’re known as the Rolls-Royce of sheep breeds.
Total of eight medals across nine cuts at event in the Netherlands.
It’s not looking like a bumper start to the season for lamb or mutton, with export prices and competition between processors softer than usual for this time of the year.
Positive response from breeders for across-breed Beef Progeny Test.
In August, Australia shipped its largest ever monthly volume of sheepmeat, having made no secret of the fact that it is chasing after New Zealand for the top export slot.
The days of farmers ‘simply assuming a triple drench will work’ are gone.
What started as a hobby soon turned into a profitable venture for Waipukurau farmers.
At the age of 14, North Canterbury’s Pieta Sidey has her own sheep stud.
Top end of SFF forecast implies a lift in prices from current levels, says analyst.
BLNZ attributes decline in part to land-use changes.
Almost 40 recommendations for policies across trade, climate change, carbon farming, water and more.
A Shorthorn cattle breeder has come a long way from her first sale at sixteen.
Ewe numbers are losing out to encroaching forestry, but the harassed-looking mothers are making up the difference in more multiples after being mated in the early first cycle.
Long-term trend emerges of lower tonnage of sheepmeat exports and an increase in beef exports.
Fonterra lowered its forecast farmgate milk price twice in August, as markets struggle with post-covid recovery and weaker economic activity.
Product has a vital role in global supply of nutrients, conference told.
Herd rebuilding in the US was widely expected to tighten supply this year. Instead slaughter rates have approached record levels.