See your fertiliser dollar go further
If you’re planning on growing a summer crop or two, now is the time to think about paddock selection and preparation.
Ergot outbreak in Southern regions causes stock death
Farmers in Southland and South Otago are being asked to look for signs of ergot toxicity in their stock after a reported outbreak in the region.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 4
Rere farmer Sandra Matthews felt a community responsibility to get involved with improving the quality of the Wharekopae River. External funding has supported local farmers, like Sandra, to action on-farm changes years earlier than would otherwise be possible.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand supports depopulation measures in fight against M. Bovis
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to depopulate the farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis (M. Bovis).
Harnesses a tool for selecting ewe replacements
In a recent B+LNZ podcast Dr Paul Kenyon described how ram harnesses can be used to identify ewe lambs that ovulate early.
Grass-fed steak with a side of environmental enhancement?
Consumers are to be asked what attributes in beef and lamb are important to them in their purchase decisions in a research project.
Managed correctly, fodder beet can be a valuable winter feed crop for ewes.
B+LNZ and MIA concerned by UK media reports of a EU-UK deal on WTO quotas
B+LNZ and the New Zealand MIA are concerned by reports that the EU and UK have reached a “deal” to split the EU’s WTO tariff rate quotas following Brexit.
Working together to protect our future from exotic pests and diseases
Farmers consistently tell us that biosecurity risks are among the biggest risks we face as an industry.
Ram harness revival
Used correctly, ram harnesses can help farmers make the most effective use of their feed resources at both mating and lambing.
Farmers with top flock production win Westpac Bayleys Marlborough Sheep & Beef Farmer of the Year
Lower Awatere Valley breeding and finishing farmers have won the Westpac Bayleys Marlborough Sheep & Beef Farmer of the Year competition.