Biodiversity and productivity go hand in hand on award-winning farm
As productivity and profitability has lifted on Mark and Jane Schwass’ North Canterbury farm, so too has their investment in amenity and shelter planting. The couple won the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Livestock Award at this year’s Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards. This two part-series looks at what drives this award-winning business.
2018 Nuffield Scholars Announced
The latest ‘crop’ of emerging leaders have been announced by Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor.
Sheep industry’s leaders recognised
The skills and depth of talent within this country’s sheep industry were recognised at Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill last night.
Live streaming a first for B+LNZ Sheep Industry Awards
Technology is allowing those unable to attend this year’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards ceremony in Invercargill to be part of the celebrations.
Outstanding in our field
Following on from the very successful World Shearing Championships, Southland hosted the Ballance Farm Environment Awards National showcase recently and in July, will welcome Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Sheep Industry Awards to the region, Andrew Morrison says.
Finalists selected in New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards
Leading farmers, scientists, a retired sheep breeder and a ground-breaking stock trading company are among the finalists selected in this year’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.
Rain, rain and more rain
Phil Smith, B+LNZ's Farmer Director for the Northern South Island, reflects on the changes a bit of rain makes on farm.
Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced
Three very different sheep and beef enterprises are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award.
'Glammies' award winners announced
The producer of New Zealand’s most consistently tender and tasty lamb in the last 10 years was announced at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards 2017, aka the 'Glammies'.
The future of lamb
Central South Island Director Bill Wright reflects on the future of the sheep industry and trade opportunities for the New Zealand red meat sector.
Opportunity to shine
Applications for the 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy Sheep and Beef Competition are now open, offering Maori entrants the opportunity to tell their stories and benchmark their business.