Update to farmers on crossing Alert Levels 3 and 4 borders
The following email was sent to farmers in Auckland/Waikato on 29 August 2021.
Protecting our farmers from COVID-19
As the country remains in level four lockdown, farmers are being reminded of the need to follow protocols around hygiene, social distancing and the use of QR codes.
COVID-19 boosts Kiwi’s positive perceptions of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farming
The latest UMR results show COVID-19 appears to be having a positive impact on New Zealanders’ views of sheep and beef farmers.
Sector weathers the COVID-19 storm
Rabobank analyst Blake Holgate told farmers on a Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Western North Island Farming for Profit webinar that the NZ red meat industry is well-placed to weather the COVID-19 storm. While there will be challenges, the crisis presents an opportunity for the sector to reposition agriculture in the eyes of the public, government and future talent.
COVID-19 update: Moving to Alert Level 3, processing capacity, feed budgeting, Moving Day
This week Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand will be moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April, with the Alert Level being reviewed again by Cabinet on 11 May. This is welcome news for the sector, which is playing a critical role in feeding both New Zealanders and others around the world, but also keeping the wheels of the economy turning.
Meat the Need – Farmers feeding New Zealanders
Meat the Need a is new farmer-led initiative to supply high-quality meat to food banks supporting vulnerable New Zealanders.
COVID-19 update for farmers on Alert Level 3 and other information
This is an update from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) about COVID-19 and the resources available to help farmers.