Government ignores own scientific advice in setting a political target for methane reduction
Advice to the Government from MPI’s officials shows that the Government’s proposed methane reduction targets go well beyond the science of what is needed for New Zealand to meet its 1.5⁰C Paris Agreement commitments and was purely a political decision made in Cabinet.
Multi-faceted approach required for management of internal parasites
Changes in land use or farm policies which result in predominance of young livestock could be recipe for disaster in terms of the development of drench resistance.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics to be integrated into Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics is to be integrated into Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd as a separate business unit.
IPCC report on agriculture supports NZ’s sheep and beef farm systems
The Intergovernmental Panel report on Climate and Land demonstrates New Zealand lamb and beef produced as part of a low emissions farming system can help address climate change.
New research shows perils of mass forestry planting on productive sheep and beef land
Large scale conversion of sheep and beef farms to forestry as a result of the Zero Carbon Bill will have a significant negative impact on rural New Zealand, according to research released by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Helping farmers get involved with PC7 and PC2
On 20 July 2019 Environment Canterbury notified two plan changes which propose changes to rules in the Canterbury region generally, and to the Waimakariri and Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora sub-regions.
Farmers reminded to be prepared ahead of major winter storm
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to get prepared now ahead of a major winter storm forecast to bring heavy rain, snow, and gale force winds to much of New Zealand next week.
Advice for farmers on the government’s agricultural emissions consultation
Submissions on the government’s consultation on how to handle agricultural emissions close on 13 August, and to assist farmers in having their say, Beef + Lamb New Zealand has put together a guide.
Walking the talk for safe farming through spring
With spring just around the corner, farmers will be spending more time out on the farm preparing for the new season’s jobs.
Taking a multi-sector approach to Johne’s Disease management
Johne’s Disease is an ongoing issue for livestock farmers in New Zealand and while levels of this production-limiting disease are low, the industry cannot afford to become complacent.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand backs vocational education changes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand supports the Government’s vocational educational reforms with the primary sector experiencing significant labour and skills shortages.