New Zealand Meat Board


Welcome to the New Zealand Meat Board

New Zealand is a world leader in farming for sheepmeat and beef production and does this without the assistance of government subsidies. Agricultural subsidies were removed in the mid-1980s leaving producers and exporters entirely reliant on export market returns.  The New Zealand economy derives $3.8 billion from meat exports, however, it also faces quota restrictions and other trade barriers in the majority of its meat markets.

In accordance with the Meat Board Act 2004, the New Zealand Meat Board has established and manages allocation systems for three country-specific Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ's) for export markets which have TRQ's to be administered by New Zealand.

New Zealand Meat Board registers meat companies to export to markets all over the world in accordance with the Meat Board Act 2004.

New Zealand Meat Board Annual Meeting will be held on 13 February 2018

The Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Meat Board will be held on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 4.15pm. Livestock farmers are invited to attend the Annual Meeting at the New Zealand Meat Board Offices, Level 4, Wellington Chambers, 154 Featherston Street, Wellington.

Meeting business includes:

  • Chairman's Report
  • Chief Executive's Report
  • Investment Policy Review

General Quota Allowance Allocations for 2018 quota year

Allocations of general quota allowance for the 2018 quota year were published in the NZ Gazette on 7 December 2017.

Information relating to US Beef and Veal quota allocations for 2018 is available at NZ Gazette or historic allocations can be located hereEU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat quota allocations for 2018 quota year can be viewed at NZ Gazette or alternatively past allocations are available here

NZMB Reserves Policy

The Reserves Policy of the New Zealand Meat Board is reviewed on an annual basis. The 2017 consultation period has closed.

More information on the Reserves Policy including a copy of the existing Policy is available.

Annual Report 2015 2016

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the New Zealand Meat Board is available along with reports from previous years. 

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