Simple changes have a big environmental impact
Winter feed crops play an important part in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, but the West Otago sheep and beef farmer has been adjusting his management to minimise their environmental impact.
Environment and market drive farm policies
Northland bull beef farmers Dennis and Rachelle O’Callaghan have been involved in Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Beef Profit from Pasture programme, which has helped them further focus on pasture management – a key driver in their business.
B+LNZ welcomes WorkSafe recommendations on CPDs for quad bikes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes WorkSafe's recommendation of using crush protection devices (CPDs) for quad bikes. Making sure every farmer is home safely at the end of each day is a priority for the sector.
Recent changes to the NAIT system mean that farmers have to re-register. We know it is inconvenient to have to do this, but as M. Bovis has shown, it is really important to have up-to-date records to protect our sector.
Management strategies alleviate winter feed shortfall
Like many farmers in Northland, James and Katie Donaldson went into autumn with average pasture covers well below target, despite destocking in January due to the dry conditions.
Grass growing beef
Northland bull beef farmers Dennis and Rachelle O’Callaghan have been involved in Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Beef Profit from Pasture Programme, which has helped them further focus on pasture management – a key driver in their business.
Understanding farm performance
Understanding farm performance is critical to making informed decisions and changes to improve on-farm productivity and profitability.
Budget 2019 funding welcomed, but getting good regulatory settings still crucial
B+LNZ has welcomed the funding announced in the 2019 Budget for the primary sector and is looking forward to working with the government on how the initiatives announced are developed and delivered.
Importance of good biosecurity practices during dairy cow movements
Dairy grazing is an integral part of many beef farmers’ businesses, but care must be taken to protect resident beef cattle and other herds from the risk of Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).
International Beef Alliance 2019 Conference Statement
Members of the International Beef Alliance (IBA), comprising the cattle producer organisations from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay and the United States, met for their annual conference in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, 26–30 May 2019.
Study identifies ewe wastage issue
A Massey University ewe longevity trial has highlighted a significant wastage issue within the sheep industry.