Good environmental outcomes require good environmental practice. Farmers are already doing some great work in the environment space, but there is still much to be done. Managing winter grazing so it has minimal impact on waterways is an area that can be addressed with some forward planning and simple management tweaks.
B+LNZ Environment Focus Farm spreads message
Te Puke farmers Rick and Rose Powdrell hosted a B+LNZ Environment Focus Farm project over the past three years. As a result of the community interaction, a catchment hub involving about 20 farmers near Powdrells’ property is being established and will look at key environmental issues in the area.
New Zealand Meat Board investment strategy and reserves policy changes
The New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) is to change its investment strategy and reserves policy following consultation.
Biodiversity and productivity go hand in hand on award-winning farm
As productivity and profitability has lifted on Mark and Jane Schwass’ North Canterbury farm, so too has their investment in amenity and shelter planting. The couple won the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Award at this year’s Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards. This two part-series looks at what drives this award-winning business.
Sheep and Beef sector welcomes agreement to start NZ-EU FTA negotiations
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the agreement to start the New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations following the agreement from all European Union Member States on the negotiating mandate.
Update on Mp.bovis
B+LNZ have huge sympathy for the affected farmers and their families affected by the Mp.bovis outbreak. Our focus is on getting a clear direction about the future of the response as soon as possible and learning everything we can to avoid our farmers going through this again.
Care required with feed crops in autumn
At this time of the year, feed crops and pastures can be toxic to livestock particularly when frosts, overcast or cold weather follow a period of rapid growth. James White, from Seed Force, offers some advice.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand unveil new Environmental Strategy
A new blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector has been unveiled by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Taste Pure Nature
Following on from the unveiling of the Taste Pure Nature origin brand last week we are pleased to share two videos featuring our Global Manager – New Zealand Red Meat Story, Michael Wan explaining more about the research and work behind the origin brand and go-to-market strategy.
How to find the best bull for your operation
The decision you make about which bull to buy this season will still affect your business in four cow generations’ time – that’s 15 years from today. So taking the time to research your bull purchase now yields an exceptional return.
Mp.Bovis update and workshops
You may be aware the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced a mixed sheep and beef property in the Pahiatua area, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, and two other mixed sheep and beef farms in Southland have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis (Mp.bovis).