Beef + Lamb New Zealand reviewing farmer feedback before making decision on levy proposal
Following the conclusion of five weeks of consultation on a proposal to increase sheepmeat and beef levies, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is now collating farmer feedback for consideration by its Board in early-August.
RMPP Action Network
B+LNZ is encouraging farmers to consider joining the RMPP Action Network, an initiative to support farmers to develop the confidence to turn ideas into action on-farm.
How to set up a Landcare Group
If you’re thinking about starting a Landcare Group in your area, here are a few key steps you might like to follow to help get things off the ground.
Eating for three
Correctly managing triplet-bearing ewes now will help maximise lamb survival and increase ewe profitability in spring.
CEO Note: July 2018
It’s been a busy month. From the joint decision between industry and the government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis, to the launch of consultation on our levy proposal, the start of government consultation on the Zero Carbon legislation, and increased media coverage of alternative proteins.
Setting up lucerne stands for spring
Time invested in correctly managing lucerne stands over winter will pay production dividends in early spring.
Report shows sheep and beef farms provide a quarter of NZ native vegetation
A report from the University of Canterbury has revealed that 24 per cent of New Zealand’s native vegetation (approximately 2.8 million hectares) is estimated to be on sheep and beef farms. This is the largest amount of native vegetation present outside of public conservation land.
Red Meat Sector Conference 2018
Registrations are now open for the Red Meat Sector Conference being held in Napier on 29 and 30 July. With registrations for registered sheep and beef farmers subsidised by B+LNZ, hear from some of New Zealand’s leading experts about how we can meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities facing the red meat sector.
Care required for ewes on fodder beet
Ewes grazing fodder beet crops may require a protein-rich supplement to ensure their nutritional needs are being met, especially in the latter part of pregnancy.
Submissions open on Horehound biocontrols
Farmers are being encouraged to make a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority on the proposed introduction of two biocontrol agents to control the production-limiting weed Horehound.
Zero Carbon Bill consultation
The Government is asking for feedback on its Zero Carbon Bill and Beef + Lamb New Zealand is encouraging sheep and beef farmers to get involved in the public consultation process.
New Zealand Sheep Industry Ambassadors wanted
Are you passionate about the sheep industry? Do you demonstrate leadership potential? Are you actively farming and have direct involvement in the sheep industry? Would you benefit from international exposure? If you answer “yes” to these questions, then we’d like to hear from you!