The Government’s consultation on Essential Freshwater wetland definitions
B+LNZ will be making a submission on this consultation and will publish it once it has been finalised. Our advice is that unless farmers have specific concerns about the proposed changes, they don’t need to make a submission.
Parasite resistance to drenches Action Plan launched
A new Action Plan designed to help manage parasite resistance to drenches in New Zealand has been launched.
Government acknowledges carbon farming is not the silver bullet to address climate change
The acknowledgement by the Government that current policies will likely see too much carbon forestry planted, along with the opening up of a conversation for potential limits through the ETS, is positive for sheep and beef farmers.
Celebrating our women on International Day of Rural Women
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is celebrating International Day of Rural Women on 15 October by highlighting the many initiatives it’s involved with that ensures women are supported and encouraged to lead.
New research highlights differences in New Zealand beef
Pasture-raised beef is a cornerstone of the New Zealand meat industry. But do we really understand the benefits we get from the meat when it is raised this way?
Farmers flock to climate change workshops
Over the next two weeks, more than 1,500 farmers around New Zealand are getting to grips with why and how they should start responding to a changing climate, thanks to new workshops run by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and Silver Fern Farms (SFF).
New National Farm Assurance Standard focused on the environment and sustainability launched
The newly launched New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP Plus) reflects growing consumer demand for evidence-based environmental and social standards around red meat production.
New Zealand well-placed to ride regenerative agriculture wave
What this all means is there could be a significant opportunity for New Zealand sheep and beef farmers and wine growers to capture this value in the marketplace.
Primary sector calls for clear, achievable freshwater farm plans
Government submissions by two primary sector organisations, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, are calling for proposed new freshwater farm plan rules to be clear and achievable.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards’ Dinner delayed
Uncertainty around COVID-19 alert levels has been behind the decision to delay the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards’ dinner until early next year.
Updated climate change chapter for farm plans
Additional guidance on climate change and new templates have been added to the Climate Change chapter of the B+LNZ Farm Plan. This will assist farmers to document their GHG action plan and meet this year’s He Waka Eke Noa milestones.
Solid fundamentals and strong demand support positive outlook for 2021–22 season
The forecast for global sheepmeat and beef demand is positive for the 2021–22 season supported by solid market fundamentals, strong demand and tight supply, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) New Season Outlook 2021–22.