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.
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.
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.
Adverse Event Overview
Following the Southland Drought Support meetings held in Otautau & Gore on the 25th & 26th January, the following pdfs contain the presentations presented on the day.
Adverse event resources
This year has got off to a rough start for the primary sector, with extreme weather in many parts of the country and four more confirmed cases of M.bovis. B+LNZ, along with other organisations, has a number of resources to help farmers as they deal with these adverse events.
Dry weather starts to bite
Scorching temperatures and minimal rainfall over recent weeks is concerning farmers throughout the country as feed quality and quantity falls away and feed crops struggle in the extreme heat.