Feed budgeting essential where winter feed supplies are tight
Uncertain feed supplies around many parts of the country reinforce the need for sheep and beef farmers to carry out regular feed budgets and make management decisions early.
B+LNZ backing Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is backing the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment as the best way for putting in place the right incentives and framework needed for the agricultural sector to achieve climate change outcomes.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand calls for science-based changes to Zero Carbon Bill
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is urging the Government to adopt a science-based approach to changes to the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill so the country can meet its Paris Agreement commitments while ensuring a more equitable framework for all sectors of the economy.
Sheep and beef on-farm inflation reaches 3 percent
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose twice as fast as consumer price inflation in the year to March 2019 with on-farm inflation at 3.0 percent, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation Report.
B+LNZ Genetics farewells General Manager
With Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics’ five-year Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Partnership Programme concluding, the B+LNZ and B+LNZ Genetics boards are reviewing the organisation’s structure. General Manager Graham Alder has decided it is the right time to step aside and move on to new opportunities.
Challenging the status quo
Pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the square were common themes at last week’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation Farm conference in Queenstown.
M. bovis Programme to adopt recommendations from reviews
The Mycoplasma bovis Programme has accepted almost all of the recommendations from two reviews into a backlog of trace animal movements, and the surge of activity to process them, in the lead up to Moving Day and winter movements.
B+LNZ Board approves new Biosecurity Levy for Mycoplasma bovis response
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to proceed with a new biosecurity levy for cattle following consultation with farmers.
Taste Pure Nature award a win for entire red meat sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand was recognised last night at the inaugural Primary Industries Awards, with the team behind the project humbled at winning the Primary Industry Team Award.
Correctly managing winter feed crops benefits the farm and environment
The feeding of winter forage crops is becoming an increasingly contentious practice due to its environmental impacts and animal welfare implications.
New biosecurity workshops
Introductions of pests and diseases onto farms can be devastating, but implementing simple management practices can reduce the risk to businesses and families.
Triple the success: Part 2
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation Farmers who are striving to maximise triplet lamb survival by developing an indoor lambing system. Now in their third year of the programme, the family are refining a system that has unexpectedly benefited the whole farm system while significantly reducing lamb losses.