There are more than 23,000 sheep and beef farms in New Zealand, covering approximately 45 percent of the country’s total agricultural land. The meat industry generated $9.2 billion in export revenue in 2020.
New Zealand’s high-value red meat continues to be in demand globally, with key markets being China and the United States. International beef prices reached record highs recently, driven by limited availability. This is positive news for our red meat producers.
A focus on methane and nitrogen reduction is prompting many sheep and beef farmers to adopt alternative pastoral systems that support sustainable production – without impacting animal weight gains or feed quality.
At Cates we provide access to all pasture seed sold in New Zealand, and our international partnerships give pastoral farmers access to world-leading varieties.
Our team of agronomists provide onsite pasture advice, supported by expert knowledge of current regulatory requirements – ensuring farmers get the best from their land and continue to grow sustainably.
Specialised and tailored pasture mixes can be created for individual farming systems and environments, as we appreciate no two farms are the same.
Cates Agronomist Darcy with Johnny Harrison, Temora Downs, Mt Somers.
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