News, information and press releases from the meat industry.

Press Releases


30/03/2017 B+LNZ and MIA Media Release - UK triggering of Article 30

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Meat Industry Association welcome the Government's Trade Agenda 2030

09/03/2017 Sheep and beef industry welcome progress towards bilateral FTA with the European Union
Trade is the life blood of the New Zealand sheep and beef sector


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02/08/2016 TB Differential Levy
21/07/2016 Meat exporters facing foreign exchange headwinds
03/03/2016 New MIA Chair
Red meat sector welcomes signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement    


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Red meat sector welcomes entry-into-force of Korea-New Zealand FTA
04/12/2015 Swift action to eradicate mistreatment of bobby calves
30/10/2015 Red meat sector welcomes decision to negotiate an EU-NZ FTA
06/10/2015 More market opportunities for red meat: the MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP  
06/10/2015 Red meat sector welcomes TPP conclusion
17/06/2015 Joint Market Development
25/05/2015 Border clearance levy to be introduced
26/03/2015 Red meat sector welcomes signing of Korea FTA       


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15/11/2014 Red meat sector welcomes conclusion of Korea FTA
08/04/2014 Japan-Australia deal makes TPP even more important                                  



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19/12/13 Meat industry takes stock
06/08/13 Meat industry rejects misleading PSA claims
New Zealand red meat sector welcomes Economic Cooperation Agreement with Taiwan



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03/09/12 Retirement of Geoff Neilson from Ovis Management Ltd    
04/04/12 Fact Sheet: Lean Finely Textured Beef
23/03/12 Trade Association has no role in industrial dispute



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26/10/11 B+LNZ and MIA welcome start of trade study with Taiwan
05/10/11 Red Meat Sector Strategy Stocktake Report
(Report available in Publications - click here to be directed to this page)
06/07/11 Red Meat Sector Strategy Coordinating Group appointed
04/05/11 Red Meat Sector strategy shows a path to sustainable sector profitability          
Red Meat Sector Strategy consultation begins next week



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15/12/10 Sector Strategy ready for consultation in the New Year
08/12/10 B+LNZ and the MIA welcome Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
14/11/10 MIA and B+LNZ look forward to improved market access into Russia
20/07/10 Meat Sector Launches Sector Strategy Project
01/06/10 MIA and M&WNZ look look forward to improved market access into Russia
Lamb industry creates carbon footprint benchmark
Greenhouse gas footprint study for exported New Zealand lamb
27/01/10 NAIT commitment is a positive step say M&WNZ and MIA


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15/12/09 M&WNZ and MIA provide information and analysis for TPP negotiations
14/11/09 Another important Free Trade Agreement secured according to M&WNZ and MIA
14/11/09 Obama support for Trans Pacific Partnership - fantastic news says M&WNZ and MIA
02/11/09 M&WNZ and MIA welcome the Free Trade Agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council
28/05/09 MIA Pleased with Re-Commitment to Primary Sector Innovation
25/05/09 Reserarch project will transform meat processing
New Zealand lamb exports - the good news story
03/05/09 ETS re-think urged by MWNZ and MIA
12/01/09 Lamb pricing trends positive


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13/05/08 ETS threatens to wipe out sheep, beef and deer farming
09/04/08 Processing drought affected stock
MIA welcomes innovation initiative
Ovine Automation Ltd Ovis Management Ltd mia Meat Industry Association