New Zealand-United Kingdom trade agreement boost for red meat sector
The Agreement in Principle (AIP) signed between New Zealand and the United Kingdom represents a significant boost for New Zealand’s red meat sector.
COVID-19 updates – including supply chain
Find out what’s happening across the global supply chain, B+LNZ’s work with other industry groups to make a case for on-farm quarantining, the importance of planning ahead and of being vaccinated, and check out some handy resources.
Opportunities for regenerative agriculture in New Zealand – webinar recap
In a recent NZX webinar, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and NZ Winegrowers (NZW) launched their joint reports into the market potential for regenerative agriculture in New Zealand. Watch the webinar recording or read about the webinar discussion on this webpage below.
Reversing Triple Drench Resistance is possible
Early results from a study looking at ways of managing triple drench resistance in an intensive lamb finishing system reinforces the importance of regular FECRT for both breeders and finishers.
More youth funded into sheep and beef careers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has signed a funding agreement with the Growing Future Farmers (GFF) Essential Farm Skills Programme, to help attract and train more young people in the red meat sector.
Sparking conversations about how NZ is ‘Making Meat Better’
The consumer-facing website ‘Making Meat Better’ is starting to make an impact on conversations about the production and consumption of beef and lamb.
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).