Extreme weather creates testing time for farmers
Extreme weather is affecting farmers at both ends of the country and while they are very different weather events, they both require farmers to make timely decisions.
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.
Managing forages after rain
While recent rain was welcomed in many parts of the country, it does bring with it management issues that need to be considered to prevent short and long-term animal health issues.
Dealing with flood damaged feed crops
Flood damaged winter feed crops pose challenges for farmers heading into winter, so Beef + Lamb New Zealand asked PGGWrightson Seed’s veterinary nutritionist Charlotte Westwood and extension agronomist nutritionist Wayne Nichol for some management advice.
Support available for flood-affected farmers
Canterbury farmers affected by floods are being encouraged to tap into the support being made available through a coordinated multi-agency flood response.
Dry affected farmers urged to use support services
Farmers in regions facing dry or extremely dry conditions are being urged to tap into the resources being made available to them through their industry organisations and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Extreme Dry management
B+LNZ has updated its Extreme Dry Management toolkit, as the dry weather continues to worry farmers in many regions across the country.
The following provides information on preparing for and responding to snow weather bombs, including factsheets and links to websites and organisations that can provide you with support.
Support for flood-affected farmers
Heavy rain affecting parts of Northland over the weekend is another blow to farmers recovering from the recent drought.
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.