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Visit the Knowledge Hub - it gives you access to a range of fact sheets, tools and calculators designed to help you run a successful farm operation.

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Otago Plan Change 7 and the Omnibus (PC 1 and 8) Plan Change

Are you wondering what the recent proposed changes to Otago’s water and waste plans might mean for you? Are you thinking about making a submission?

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Upcoming Events

Online

B+LNZ National Webinar Series: Climate Change Consultation Update

Mon 8 March
Online webinar

B+LNZ is holding a national webinar to help you understand the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government and consultation process.

Annual Meeting

B+LNZ Annual Meeting & Showcase 2021

Wed 17 March
Ascot Park Hotel

Come along to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Annual Meeting and Southern South Island Showcase on 17 March 2021 in Invercargill. Join us for an exciting, full day programme of events to update farmers on key industry initiatives and issues.

Field day

East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards Supreme Winners' Field Day

Tue 30 March

Here's your chance to get friends and whanau together for a day out at Linda and Evan Potter's award-winning East Coast sheep, beef and deer farm, Waipapa.

Workshop

B+LNZ Feed Management and Body Condition Workshop: Waiwera South, Clinton

Wed 31 March
Waiwera South, Clinton – location details provided upon registration

This workshop teaches participants to assess the quality of feed and estimate its metabolisable energy, plus introduces you to some handy tools.

Workshop

B+LNZ Generation Next Programme 2021

Thu 1 April
Applications close 1 April 2021

This programme is designed to nurture, assist and encourage the current and future farmers within our sector. Applications have now opened for the 2021 intake.

Expo

Beef + Lamb New Zealand AgInnovation Conference 2021

Tue 4 May
Awapuni Function Centre,

The annual B+LNZ AgInnovation Conference focuses on delivering new knowledge through a strong line-up of presenters and topics focused on new innovative solutions, business diversification, agricultural research, and global trends.

Workshop

Dairy Women's Network 'Make Time for your People' Workshop Series

Mon 8 March -
Thu 1 April
Matamata – 8 March, Ashburton – Wednesday 17 March, Winton – Thursday 18 March, Whangarei – Tuesday 23 March Dannevirke – Tuesday 30 April Stratford – Thursday 1 April

Join the team at the Dairy Women's Network for a face-to-face workshop that will provide an overview of how to be a good employee or employer and the steps each can take.

Workshop

WORKSHOP FULL: B+LNZ Trees On Farms & The ETS Workshop Taihape

Tue 9 March
John Gordon's woolshed

This workshop will broaden your understanding of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), Zero Carbon Bill and farm emissions and mitigations. Learn how these programmes impact on your businesses and how to successfully integrate them into your planning and management.

Field day

B+LNZ Central Otago Farming for Profit Field Day – Legumes for Hard Hill Country

Tue 9 March
Avenel Station, 402 Bennet Road, (20 mins drive from Millers Flat)

These field days will be run throughout the year aimed at giving you the tools to take control of your business including maximising on farm production, business planning and management skills, and helping you get the most out of yourself and your staff.

Field day

Southern Dairy Hub On-farm Field Day

Wed 10 March
Parking by woolshed at 225 Branxholme Makarewa Road

Sheep and beef farmers are invited to the Southern Dairy Hub's focus day on 10 March – largely focused on wintering solutions.