Encouraging progress on M. bovis eradication programme
Beef farmers will be encouraged by the Technical Advisory Group’s report on the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) eradication programme, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Western North Island and Central South Island Director elections
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Western North Island and Central South Island electoral districts after two nominations were received in each district.
Climatic conditions favouring Facial Eczema and Flystrike
Warm and wet climatic conditions mean that it is shaping up to be a bad summer for both flystrike and Facial Eczema.
NZ International Business Forum report on UK-NZ Free Trade Agreement
The NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF), with support from Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association, has released a discussion paper on the potential for a future free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom (UK), as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.
Farmers encouraged to seek advice on farm succession planning
Farm succession is one of the pressing issues facing sheep and beef farmers with more than 50% of sheep and beef farms expected to change hands over the next decade.
Farmers keeping eye on downstream
While it seems incomprehensible right now, indications are that another dry summer looms ahead, courtesy of the El Niño weather pattern.
Don’t forget about TB
While Mycoplasma bovis has captured headlines in the past 18 months, TB continues to be problematic in small pockets of the country particularly in the South Island.
Industry cost share for Mycoplasma bovis finalised
Joint media release DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand: The Boards of DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) have today announced agreement on how each industry’s share of the cost of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) phased eradication programme will be split.
B+LNZ welcomes launch of One Billion Trees Fund
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the $238 million One Billion Trees Fund that will complement the work already being done on sheep and beef farms.
Wet weather brings pasture quality challenge
Significant rainfall in many areas is going to make maintaining pasture quality a challenge for farmers trying to grow lambs and put condition back on ewes.
Another record high lambing percentage for New Zealand sheep farmers
Sheep and beef farmers achieved another record high lambing percentage this spring, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2018 report