Catchment members upskill at B+LNZ’s Catchment Facilitator Training Workshop
In March, 18 people gathered in Hamilton to undertake Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Catchment Facilitator Training Workshop as part of B+LNZ’s Catchment Community Programme.
Climate change consultation resources available
On this page you can find the resources we developed about the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government, including a recording of our webinar and factsheet. You can also read the submission we lodged on behalf of sheep and beef farmers.
Update on environment work
We wanted to update you on some key areas we’re working on in the environment space – including getting the essential freshwater rules fixed and responding to the Climate Change Commission’s consultation on its draft advice to Government.
Learning from each other at B+LNZ’s Catchment Community Workshops
Recently, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) held three catchment community workshops in the Gisborne/Wairoa region where attendees learned about Catchment Community Groups.
Update on B+LNZ work on environmental rules
B+LNZ is committed to keeping farmers updated on the issues that are important to them. The following email about new environmental rules was sent to farmers on 25 November 2020 and further updates will be provided when available.
Government seeks farmer feedback on low-slope map inaccuracies
The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is seeking farmer feedback on the anomalies identified in the low-slope map which is at the heart of stock exclusion regulations, particularly relating to sheep and beef farms.
Low methane-emitting sheep a reality in New Zealand
New Zealand farmers are the first in the world with the ability to breed low methane-emitting sheep.
Intensive Winter Grazing 2021 rules clarified
B+LNZ is working with central Government and regional councils to find practical solutions to several aspects of the recently released Essential Freshwater regulations, particularly those relating to winter grazing.
Spotlight on the proposed winter grazing rules
The winter grazing rules in the new environmental (freshwater) regulations are those that have the most immediate impact as farmers are starting to think about paddock and crop selection for next winter.
Key issues for farmers in new freshwater rules
The requirements around winter grazing on forage crops, low-slope land mapping and certified farm plans are the big issues being raised by farmers in relation to the new essential freshwater rules.
New freshwater rules – preliminary analysis and next steps
B+LNZ has completed a preliminary assessment of the essential freshwater rules that became law on 5 August. The following email has been sent to farmers.