Simple changes have a big environmental impact
Winter feed crops play an important part in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, but the West Otago sheep and beef farmer has been adjusting his management to minimise their environmental impact.
Farmers being asked to do more of climate response in Zero Carbon Bill
The government announced its Zero Carbon Bill this week, with B+LNZ calling for critical changes to the bill to address concerns over its proposed treatment of, and targets for, methane.
Money can grow on trees: Part 2
This is the second in a two part-series which looks at the incentives and opportunities available to farmers looking to integrate trees into their farm.
You are what you eat?
Can changing what New Zealand livestock eat reduce the country’s emissions of methane and nitrous oxide?
Money can grow on trees
B+LNZ is rolling out a series of “Farms, Trees and Carbon” workshops nationally to help farmers understand the financial opportunities available to them from integrating forestry (either pine or native) into their farm. This includes understanding opportunities under the One Billion Trees fund.
Planning ahead for winter feed crop management
Winter grazing practices will come under the spotlight again this year so farmers need to be thinking now about how they can minimise their environmental impact over the colder months.
Preparing for Winter grazing
Careful planning for winter allows you to winter animals in a way that ensures they are well fed and in good health, and also manage the environmental impacts.
B+LNZ launches Farm Trees and Carbon Workshops
Capturing the opportunities presented by the Emissions Trading Scheme and various climate change mitigation programmes is the focus of a newly-launched Beef + Lamb New Zealand workshop.
Taking steps towards 2020
April 2020 is now only 15 months away. That's when the Otago Regional Council (ORC) Water Plan’s remaining deadlines start to bite.
Engaging in environmental policy vital for sector resilience
Don’t give the regulators a reason to regulate.
Farmers keeping eye on downstream
While it seems incomprehensible right now, indications are that another dry summer looms ahead, courtesy of the El Niño weather pattern.