Posts Tagged ‘lamb’

Meat exports sold to more than 100 countries

May 30, 2017

New Zealand’s meat exporters come in for a lot of criticism, either for selling too cheaply or for not adding value, and certainly because they can’t (or don’t) pay farmers enough for their livestock. This final criticism is presumably a direct result of the first two – the prosecution’s case argues if they sold product at a higher price or added more value, they would automatically be able to pay more for livestock. (more…)

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Comparison of NZ and Australian red meat export markets

January 14, 2014

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A cursory analysis of beef and lamb exports from New Zealand and Australia shows some similarities as well as some significant differences between them. (more…)

Meat exports steady, but no silver bullet in sight

November 15, 2013

Meat industry exports for 2012/13 were virtually the same as the year before at $4.4 billion, but there were some significant differences in how the total was made up. Notably within two years China has grown from 1% to 10% of total red meat volumes. Sheepmeat sales were slightly higher in value than beef at $2.3 billion compared with $2.1 billion. (more…)

Important not to let China dominate red meat sector

August 19, 2013

It’s a scary thought how quickly things have changed, but China has become one of New Zealand’s biggest markets for red meat, almost without any warning. (more…)

Livestock prospects for 2012

January 23, 2012

Livestock processing volumes have been very low so far this season and the prices being paid to farmers are at historically high levels for both beef and lambs. This has got very little to do with the overseas markets (more…)