NGO principles echo B+LNZ, sheep and beef farmer perspectives over freshwater regulations
The Healthy Water Healthy Future statement issued by environment, health, recreation, and water infrastructure groups today has significant alignment with the feedback from more than 3,000 sheep and beef farmers who have attended dozens of freshwater meetings over the last three weeks, including 25 hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Beef + Lamb New Zealand draft Farming Excellence Strategy
Supporting farming excellence is one of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s key priorities in our company strategy.
Scholarship programme for agricultural apprentices welcomed
An initiative offering scholarships to apprentices working in the agricultural and horticultural industries is being welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Beef finishing on legumes: Part 2
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. In the second of a two-part series, the Taylers outline their bloat mitigation strategies.
B+LNZ, MIA and NZMB update on Brexit
It continues to be a highly uncertain time in the United Kingdom (UK) with the 31 October Brexit date less than three weeks away. There are still a range of scenarios which may play out in the next couple of days and weeks, including another extension to the exit deadline, or that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place.
Consultation on the Proposed National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land
The Ministry for Primary Industries released Phase 1 of a national policy statement for soils in August this year which addresses the management of versatile soils. This NPS has been called the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.
B+LNZ farmer submission template for freshwater proposals now available
B+LNZ has developed a submission template for farmers wanting to have their say on the government’s freshwater proposals.
Beef finishing on legumes
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. It is a high-risk, high-reward system but the couple, through Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Innovation Farm programme are managing the risks and reaping the rewards. In part one of a two-part series we look at why legumes have become an important part of the Tayler’s business.
New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increases due to South Island growth
New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.6 percent between 30 June 2018 and 30 June 2019, while the sheep flock increased by 0.4 percent, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)’s annual stock number survey.
B+LNZ and MIA welcome appointment of new Special Agricultural Trade Envoy
The red meat sector welcomes the recent appointment of Mel Poulton as the incoming Special Agricultural Trade Envoy (SATE).
New B+LNZ Genetics General Manager appointed
Dan Brier has been appointed Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics (BLG) new General Manager.