B+LNZ invites director nominations and remits for Annual Meeting
Today, nominations have opened for two Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) director roles and one role on B+LNZ’s Directors Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC), and the call has gone out for farmer remits for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Return of Red Meat Profit Partnership workshops
Back by popular demand, the Red Meat Profit Partnership is repeating two workshops for sheep and beef farmers next year – Farm Business Transition and Succession, and Aspiring to Farm Business Management and Ownership.
B+LNZ welcomes launch of NZ chapter of Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the establishment of a New Zealand chapter of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB).
Vigilance required against African Swine Fever
As African Swine Fever spreads across many Asian and European countries, pig owners in this country are being reminded to be vigilant with biosecurity and not feed pigs uncooked meat.
CEO Note – Busy time on climate, water, and biodiversity
With the government’s consultation on their freshwater proposals having finished last week and their recent announcement of the adoption of He Waka Eke Noa – the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment, it’s been an incredibly busy few months in the policy space for Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand will continue to push for science based methane targets
Bipartisan support for the Zero Carbon Act will provide certainty for farmers about the framework for emissions, but sheep and beef farmers are disappointed the methane targets remain unchanged.
Still work to do on the Zero Carbon Bill and methane targets
“There is still critical work to be done on the Zero Carbon Bill and its methane targets to ensure the Bill achieves its own objectives,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Chief Executive Sam McIvor.
RCEP reaches important milestone
Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the announcement that 15 of the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) members have agreed the text of the agreement and essentially all their market access issues.
Dairy heifer grazing resources available on Beef + lamb New Zealand website
Growing-out dairy heifers plays a significant part in many dry stock businesses and Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ to promote best-practice dairy heifer management.
Farmers now able to estimate how much carbon their tree blocks are absorbing
New Zealand farmers can now estimate how much carbon their tree blocks are sequestering with a new addition to OverseerFM.
Independent TAG report supports ongoing improvements to M.bovis Programme
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the M. bovis Programme concludes that achieving eradication is feasible, and supports the changes the Programme has made over the past six months.
B+LNZ welcomes new Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 2019-2022
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the new Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 2019-2022 between the Government and primary sector that will fix the skills gaps facing farmers and growers, with today’s announcement being the result of a year’s worth of work from across the sector.