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B+LNZ Annual Meeting & Showcase 2021

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.

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About the day

This is your opportunity to get updates on what B+LNZ is investing your levy money in and how it’s benefitting farmers. It’s your chance to ask questions of our Chairman and CEO and talk with other industry professionals.

The formal Annual Meeting is part of a full day programme on 17 March at Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill. The day programme begins at 9am with the Annual Meeting itself taking place from 11am.

The overarching theme for the day will be “Positioning the Sector for the Future”. 

In addition to the formal annual meeting, throughout the day we will also launch B+LNZ’s refreshed Strategy as part of a joint sector approach, provide an update on  environmental issues and what B+LNZ is doing to support farmers, and share the latest Taste Pure Nature news in the US and China, and how we’re continuing to navigate our way through the impacts of COVID-19. 

This is an opportunity for levy payers to see how their money is being invested, to ask questions, be inspired, meet their representatives and learn more about their organisation that is 'By Farmers for Farmers'.

Launch of B+LNZ’s refreshed strategy

We’re launching B+LNZ’s refreshed Strategy which lays out the key deliverables and activities the organisation will be investing in on behalf of red meat producers over the next five years. 

International Markets update

Hear the latest international markets outlook and an update on Taste Pure Nature and the impact it’s having on our positioning in the USA and China and helping to navigate the impacts of Covid-19. You will hear from Shane Kingston, General Manager Sales, Alliance, and members of our market development team.

Enhancing our environmental position

Hear the latest on what B+LNZ is doing on farmers behalf to advocate for sensible environmental policies, particularly with respect to freshwater, climate change and biodiversity. Also hear about the tools B+LNZ is developing (such as farm planning and Greenhouse Gas Calculator) to help farmers chart a pathway through the new rules and position their farms for the future in a holistic and integrated way.

Afternoon field trip to Roslyn Downs

As part of the day we’re taking a field trip to Roslyn Downs, a New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP+) pilot farm, owned by the Miller family who will talk about the extensive work they’ve undertaken to protect and enhance their soil and waterways.  This is an opportunity to hear about the collaboration taking place between B+LNZ and processing companies to align farm planning and farm assurance and the experience of the Miller family in being part of NZFAP+.  

Twenty years ago, the Miller family saw the direction of travel and began fencing the 10km of waterways on the property. There is just 700m left to do. Alongside this has been the installation of a reticulated water system, the building of sediment ponds. an extensive planting programme and the development of a 6ha wetland.

More recently, through a Farm Environment Plan and the New Zealand Farm Assurance Plus programme, the focus has been on the protection and enhancement of soil and water resources and biodiversity at a much more detailed level. In line with this environment focus has been a lift in the productivity of pastures and livestock demonstrating that what is good for the environment is also good for business.

Annual Meeting documents

Resolution supporting material

COVID-19 event protocols

There will be some changes to how events are run so that we adhere to the government’s COVID-19 requirements: COVID-19.govt.nz. In particular, B+LNZ needs to manage risks, and have the ability to contact trace attendees if anything were to happen.

  • It is imperative that every individual pre-registers for any B+LNZ events to avoid the risk of being turned away upon arrival.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, please stay at home.

Biosecurity

When attending a B+LNZ field day please ensure you have clean footwear and vehicles are not carrying fresh muck or vegetation. This will help reduce the risk of spreading weeds, pests and diseases onto our host farms and across our country. To stay clean, we need to be clean.