NZ red meat exports top $6.7 billion in 2017-18
Latest export figures from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) show New Zealand’s red meat exports (excluding veal and co-products) were up $1.2 billion (21 per cent) on 2016-17 to over $6.7 billion in 2017-18 on the back of sustained high value per tonne and increased volume for lamb, mutton, and beef.
International Beef Alliance
B+LNZ welcomes the International Beef Alliance’s commitment to trade reform and liberalization, the elimination of tariff and non-tariff trade barriers and the value of facilitating trade.
Hill country landscapes focus of five-year project
Hill country landscapes are the subject of a comprehensive research project which focuses on growing diverse pastures to sustainably lift productivity and profitability, and benefit rural communities.
Massive leap forward for New Zealand sheep genetics
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics has just launched a new $5 million genetic evaluation system – a transformative step for the country’s sheep industry.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand playing its part to improve water quality
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is committed to working with the government to progress its roadmap for improving water quality.
Paddock selection for winter feed crops
Which paddocks will you be using for next year’s winter feed crops? To ensure the best environmental and animal welfare outcomes, B+LNZ has compiled a list of three critical factors to consider when selecting paddocks for growing winter feed crops.
Legume field day brings farmers’ experiences together
A legume-focused field day being held on Hamish and Annabel Craw’s Banks Peninsula farm will bring together the experiences of farmers growing legumes under a range of management regimes.
Recent on farm tragedies
There have been several farm accidents recently and our thoughts are with all those involved.
New resource launched to help measure farm business performance
A new resource designed to help farmers measure their farm business performance has been launched by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).
Farmer survey results highlight industry confidence and good awareness of Mycoplasma bovis
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) quarterly surveying of farmers has revealed that sheep and beef farmers’ confidence in the future of the industry is the highest it’s been since the survey began in November 2010, with 68 per cent of farmers feeling positive about the future.
Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora Water Zone Committee Draft Zone Implementation Plan Addendum
The Orari – Temuka – Opihi - Parerora (OTOP) Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA) has been released by Environment Canterbury (ECan). The draft ZIPA provides recommendations on the OTOP Plan Change 5 to the Canterbury Water and Land Regional Plan. These recommendations will help to guide Environment Canterbury in making rules for the four OTOP freshwater management units (FMUs).
Waimakariri Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA)
The Waimakariri Zone Committee’s Draft Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA) has been released by Environment Canterbury (ECan). The draft ZIPA provides recommendations on the Waimakariri Section 8 of the Canterbury Water and Land Regional Plan. These recommendations will help to guide Environment Canterbury in making rules for the Waimakariri region.