EAT-Lancet report a good opportunity for New Zealand
The EAT-Lancet Commission’s report on healthy diets from sustainable food systems highlights the importance of sustainable, grass-fed red meat produced in countries such as New Zealand.
B+LNZ taking action following Taratahi closure
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is concerned that the closure of the Taratahi Agricultural Training Institute (Taratahi) will have a serious impact on the ability of the primary sector to develop the workforce capability it requires. B+LNZ will be using the results of its 2018 review of sheep and beef sector capability needs to help design a better solution for sector skill development.
The 2019 Australia – New Zealand – United States Sheep Industry Ambassador Programme: Applications open
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!
B+LNZ preparing for all scenarios as Brexit uncertainty continues
As you may have seen on the news, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement was voted down by a significant 230 votes (432 against – 202 for), and Theresa May’s government survived a no confidence vote 325 votes to 306.
Podcast outlines simple on-farm biosecurity practices
Biosecurity is a key challenge facing the farming sector but the adoption of simple management practices can go a long way towards helping farmers protect their businesses.
Taking steps towards 2020
April 2020 is now only 15 months away. That's when the Otago Regional Council (ORC) Water Plan’s remaining deadlines start to bite.
Farming under the spotlight
At a recent Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit field day in Central Canterbury, ANZCO Food’s Agribusiness Manager Alan McDermott shared his insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the red meat sector. This is part one of a two-part series.
Engaging in environmental policy vital for sector resilience
Don’t give the regulators a reason to regulate.
Have a safe and relaxing Christmas break
We collectively say it every year about how busy things have been, but for 2018 that seems especially true for our rural sector.
Encouraging progress on M. bovis eradication programme
Beef farmers will be encouraged by the Technical Advisory Group’s report on the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) eradication programme, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Western North Island and Central South Island Director elections
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Western North Island and Central South Island electoral districts after two nominations were received in each district.