Looking for mosquitoes – not just the tigers
In the jungle, more people are killed by mosquitoes than by tigers. This is an adage that B+LNZ Director Andrew Morrison carries with him when assessing the health and safety risks on his Southland sheep and beef farming operation.
Fact-sheets provide guidance during and after floods
Floods can be devastating but Beef + Lamb New Zealand have prepared a set of three fact-sheets to help farmers prepare for – and deal with – the aftermath of deluges.
USA – even the lambs are big
Phil Smith, B+LNZ's Farmer Director for the Northern South Island, reflects on how farmers in other parts of the world operate.
M. Bovis update: Keep calm and carry on
Following the M. Bovis outbreak, we have heard reports of some farmers struggling to sell calves, due to other farmers’ concerns around the disease spread.
Buying rams soon?
Ask for their standard index figure: one number that’s comparable across all rams, regardless of breed. The higher the number, the better the ram.
Destigmatising mental health
Last month Sandra Faulkner saw first-hand the cataclysmic effect suicide has on family, friends and the wider community when a member of her extended family took his life.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 3
The iconic Rere Falls and Rockslide near Gisborne have been the focus of a two-year environmental project.
What should B+LNZ be doing in our region?
We are looking for new B+LNZ Farmer Council members for the Central South Island region. Could that be you?
Choosing rams just got a lot easier
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics is rolling out the ultimate ram selection tool for commercial farmers.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Meat Industry Association Welcome Mandate for TPP11
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are right behind the Government’s continued efforts to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 into effect.
Gathering the nation’s farm data
Jenny McGimpsey is the face of the B+LNZ Economic Service, which is responsible for the Sheep and Beef Farm Survey. We ask Jenny about her job and the farmers she works with.