Mycoplasma bovis update
B+LNZ is continuing to work with DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries on the response to Mycoplasma bovis. To date, there have been 103 beef properties confirmed positive, from a total of 191 farms found to have the disease.
B+LNZ releases practical guide to Lice and Flystrike control
Flystrike season is just around the corner and a newly-released book covers all options when it comes to sustainably and safely preventing or treating flystrike and lice.
New Zealand Sheep and Beef sector barriers to international trade
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) have been working together over the last few months to provide an overview of the barriers the sector currently faces in our key markets and also highlighting benefits for the sector from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
We want to provide farmers with an update on our submission to the Primary Production Select Committee on proposed changes to the National Animal Identification Tracing scheme (NAIT).
Whole system approach needed to avoid triple drench resistance
Triple drench resistance is appearing at an alarming rate particularly in the North Island, but with the correct management, farmers can prevent this occurring.
Tools and resources
Good farm business planning is critical in helping sheep and beef farmers increase productivity and profitability.
Environmental Issues B+LNZ Farmer Roadshow
With a number of environmental issues currently being consulted on by the government, B+LNZ is running an Environmental Issues Farmer Roadshow to help farmers understand what's going on, get feedback from farmers on their thoughts on the policies being proposed, and to provide advice for farmers wanting to make a submission.
Sheep and beef farmers sacrificial lamb in proposed Essential Freshwater proposals
The sheep and beef sector has significant concerns about the government’s Essential Freshwater proposals released today.
Spring weather reminder
With NIWA forecasting a particularly unsettled spring, sheep and beef farmers are being reminded to remain vigilant and keep a close eye on weather forecasts.
Regulatory changes impact livestock management procedures
Regulatory changes mean that from October 1, a cattle beast that is being dehorned or disbudded will require a local anesthetic at the time of the procedure – irrespective of age.
Reducing stress on in-lamb ewes
The majority of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high-performance animals, many of which are sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing.