How to sell stock in an uncertain world
Agribusiness consultant Rob Macnab from Total Ag outlines alternative stock selling platforms in the wake of the closure of saleyards due to the COVID-19 response.
B+LNZ Ltd Annual Meeting to be held online
As a consequence of the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd (B+LNZ) will now be holding its Annual Meeting online, via a livestream, after it was unable to hold it in person last week.
Sector wide launch of feed budgeting service for farmers
Climatic challenges coupled with significantly reduced processing capacity due to the COVID-19 crisis has farmers in many parts of the country staring down the barrel of feed shortages.
A Covid-19 update from B+LNZ Genetics
The information below provides an update on activities at B+LNZ Genetics in response to Covid-19 restrictions.
Further information on M. bovis programme during Alert Level 4 lock-down
The M. bovis programme is continuing to operate as an essential service under the current COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID-19: Feed management check-list for farmers
Many parts of the country are currently experiencing feed shortages, or potential shortages in the coming months. This challenge is likely to be exacerbated by a reduction in processing capacity as a result of new protocols that processing companies have to follow in order to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Once it rains …. what happens to my grass?
Stock have generally done well in the dry conditions this year because feed quality in the desiccated pastures has been reasonable. When the rain finally comes, the quality will crash, and stock will go backwards.
Mycoplasma bovis, TB and NAIT programmes during the COVID-19 lock-down
Given the critical importance of the country’s primary sector, the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) eradication programme and OSPRI’s TB control and NAIT programmes will continue during the Covid-19 lock-down.
A new Associate Director joins Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board
Wairarapa farmer Kate Wyeth has been appointed this year’s Associate Director on the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board of Directors.
Careful management of drought-affected pastures after rain
As drought-ravaged pastures respond to moisture it is important farmers resist the temptation to graze any green growth and allow the plants to build root reserves.