AHDB hosts first in a series of export webinars
May26

AHDB hosts first in a series of export webinars

Meat exporters will have the opportunity to learn about the impact of coronavirus on global trade during the first in a series of export webinars starting next month. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will host the first webinar on 3rd June, which will primarily focus on the Asian marketplace – a region which is crucial for the UK’s pork exports and will have an increased impact on the beef sector longer term....

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Impact of Covid-19 on NZ red meat sector
May19

Impact of Covid-19 on NZ red meat sector

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has provided an update on how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand’s red meat sector and international trade. Its report is reproduced in full here: “Despite market disruption as a result of Covid-19, the sector’s exports have continued, surpassing NZ$1billion in March – a record for monthly exports. This robust performance has been underpinned by strong trade networks and customer relationships,...

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B+LNZ says drought recovery fund a welcome initiative
May11

B+LNZ says drought recovery fund a welcome initiative

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s announcement of a $500,000 fund to help farmers and growers recover from the drought is a welcome initiative as the sector deals with the ongoing impacts from both the drought and Covid-19.   “With first the severe drought and then the disruptions caused by Covid-19, farmers have been dealing with two hugely challenging situations over the past six...

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Danish Crown will ensure responsible soy production
May01

Danish Crown will ensure responsible soy production

Danish Crown is to ensure that in the future, pigs delivered to it must have been fed with 100% responsibly produced soy. Its goal was presented to the Soy Alliance in Denmark. By 2025, the pigs from Danish Crown’s owners will receive soy fodder which comes from producers who can prove that their production is sustainable and on farmland that hasn’t been used after illegal clearing of the Amazon rainforest. Backdrop About...

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WTO members commit to well-functioning global food supply chain
May01

WTO members commit to well-functioning global food supply chain

The EU, UK, USA and 21 other members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have committed to open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products during the current coronavirus crisis. Co-signatories of the joint statement pledge to ensure the well-functioning of global agriculture and agri-food supply chains and to avoid measures with potential negative impact on food security, nutrition and the health of other members of the...

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Beef and sheep emissions overstated
Apr22

Beef and sheep emissions overstated

Following a comprehensive study, AgResearch the New Zealand’s national agriculture research agency has developed a more accurate calculation of the nitrous oxide emissions of sheep, beef and dairy production which shows that nitrous oxide emissions are two-thirds and one third lower respectively than previously thought. This would mean that sheep total gaseous emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide are 10.6% lower than...

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