Important Mycoplasma bovis update for farmers: National Beef Survey
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) as part of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.
Facial Eczema – a perennial scourge
Warm summer temperatures bring with them the heightened risk of the production-limiting disease Facial Eczema.
Lower lambing percentage for New Zealand sheep farmers
On average, sheep and beef farmers achieved a lower lambing percentage in spring 2019 than in 2018, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2019 report.
Chairman and CEO's end of year note
B+LNZ's Chairman Andrew Morrison and CEO Sam McIvor reflect on what's been a busy year in the rural sector and look to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us in 2020.
Update on B+LNZ’s support for farmer-led catchment community groups
Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) encourages and supports farmers to work together at a significant scale through our Catchment Community Group (CCG) programme. This is a key component of our Environmental Strategy to delivering our vision of profitable farmers, thriving farming communities, valued by all New Zealanders.
Update on Brexit
Following the UK elections on 12 December, here is an update on Brexit, what the next steps are likely to be and their implications for you.
An update on the Mycoplasma bovis Programme
M. bovis is one of the greatest biosecurity challenges we have faced in New Zealand and 2019 has been a challenging year for the eradication effort, especially for our farmers who have been affected.
Best practice required for summer forage crops
Farmers feeding summer forage crops need to be mindful of best management practices to ensure soil and nutrients stay within the paddock and don’t end up in waterways.
Morrison and Tatham to return to B+LNZ's Board unopposed
Following the call for director nominations and farmer remits, directors Andrew Morrison (Southern South Island) and George Tatham (Eastern North Island) will be reappointed to the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) as no other nominations were received in those two districts.
The Government has passed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act and these will have important implications for farmers.
B+LNZ celebrates successful first year of Taste Pure Nature
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) celebrates a successful year of launching its Taste Pure Nature origin brand in California, and is shortly launching in China.