Where is New Zealand?
Deep in the South Pacific lies one of the most beautiful places on the planet, a cluster of islands where natural wonders are an endless marvel. New Zealand has it all - rushing rivers, alpine mountains, dramatic fjords, subtropical rainforests, golden beaches, icy glaciers and emerald valleys dotted with grazing sheep.
Enormously diverse, nature in New Zealand is also remarkably accessible. Two main islands, North Island and South Island, together cover a mere 270,000 square kilometers. The climate is balmy and sub-tropical, the scenery constantly changing and the opportunity for outdoors adventure unparalleled. From bird watching to bungy-jumping, from blackwater rafting to glacier walking, New Zealand's clean open spaces offer visitors a marvelous array of fresh-air activities.
But perhaps the essence of New Zealand is to be found in its people. Warmly welcoming, vibrant and openhearted, they will gather you in and make you feel wonderfully at ease. Kia Ora, the traditional Maori greeting, reflects their attitude: welcome and enjoy.
How does New Zealand Lamb get to North America?
Its geographic isolation could have kept New Zealand out of international trade; after all, Australia is 2,250 kilometers away, the Fiji Islands 1,700 kilometers and North America 10,400 kilometers. But the invention of refrigeration in 1882 rapidly led to a new ability to transport perishable goods over great distances.
New Zealand is the world's largest exporter of lamb, exporting 10 times more than its closest competitor, and shipping approximately 750 million pounds of lamb a year to over 110 countries around the world.
To ensure its products are fresh, New Zealand is constantly searching for ways to shorten the time it takes to transport them. With a new inter-modal terminal in Philadelphia that combines freight trains with container transport, it now takes two days instead of seven to move cargo to cities in eastern North America. New food-preserving techniques like vacuum packing are now widely used.
How can New Zealand Lamb be fresh if it comes all the way from New Zealand?
The New Zealand Lamb Company has a sophisticated and reliable distribution network strategically located throughout New Zealand and North America. All products are shipped with temperature control devices.
Meeting the needs of our customers is the measure of our success. Our shareholder base along with our product knowledge guarantees consumers consistently receive the finest quality lamb products.
What is New Zealand Lamb fed?
New Zealand sheep are raised on grass - their natural diet - a luxury this country can afford because of the temperate climate, and its extensive pasture and hill country.
Where can I buy New Zealand Lamb?
You can find a wide selection of fresh or frozen lamb products at your favorite local grocery store.
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