Support for flood-affected farmers
Heavy rain affecting parts of Northland over the weekend is another blow to farmers recovering from the recent drought.
The following provides information for preparing for and responding to floods, including fact-sheets, and links to websites and organisations that can help provide you with support.
Taking stock of feed resources in the wake of floods
Farmers dealing with the aftermath of recent floods are being advised to take stock of their feed resources and make a plan for the coming weeks and months.
To Do list as dry weather tightens its grip
On-going dry weather coupled with limited killing space is making for a challenging time for sheep and beef farmers in many parts of the country.
Flood and drought resources
While some areas of New Zealand are faced with flooding, other parts of the country are extremely dry. B+LNZ has a number of resources to help manage these extreme weather conditions.
Farmers reminded to be prepared ahead of major winter storm
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to get prepared now ahead of a major winter storm forecast to bring heavy rain, snow, and gale force winds to much of New Zealand next week.
How to prioritise your stock
While much of the country has received welcome rain, there are still regions experiencing extremely dry conditions. Now is the perfect time to prioritise your stock. It helps decision making around selling animals, feeding supplements or sending stock to grazing.
Decision-making for dry conditions: Where to start
It can be hard enough making decisions, when your operation is ticking along nicely. But – throw in some adverse conditions – and decisions take on additional weight.
Extreme Dry management
B+LNZ has updated its Extreme Dry Management toolkit, as the summer continues to worry farmers in many regions across the country.
Management tips to outwit the dry
While there has been significant rain in some parts of the country affected by the dry, many farmers are far from being out of the woods. Here are some management strategies to consider.
B+LNZ launches new Extreme Dry Management Toolkit
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is launching a new edition of its Extreme Dry Management Toolkit.