B+LNZ farmer submission template for freshwater proposals now available
B+LNZ has developed a submission template for farmers wanting to have their say on the government’s freshwater proposals.
Dairy with a side of beef: Part 2
In the second of a two-part series looking at Adrian and Pauline Ball’s Award-winning Waikato dairy/dairy beef business, we look at the genetics they use and the way incorporating beef has allowed the Balls to reduce their environmental footprint.
Freshwater update: What are the key issues + farmer conference call
We are now into the third week of the government’s consultation on the Essential Freshwater proposals, which after requests to the Ministry for the Environment (MfE), has been extended to accept submissions until 31 October.
One pager highlights key issues in proposed Essential Freshwater policy
A “what-farmers-need-to-know” one pager has been produced by Beef + Lamb New Zealand to advise farmers about key concerns in the government’s proposed Essential Freshwater policy.
Dairy with a side of beef
Waikato dairy and dairy beef farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball won the Supreme Award at this year’s Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards and the prestigious Gordon Stephenson Trophy at the Ballance Farm Environment Awards National Showcase.
Advice for farmers on the government’s agricultural emissions consultation
Submissions on the government’s consultation on how to handle agricultural emissions close on 13 August, and to assist farmers in having their say, Beef + Lamb New Zealand has put together a guide.
Keeping an eye on the ball with winter forage crops
As farmers start transitioning stock off winter forage crops, they are being reminded to keep their eye on the ball with their environmental and stock management.
We need you to have your say on agricultural emissions
We need you to have your say now in support of the best option for farmers as the government considers how to handle agricultural emissions in the coming years.
Catch crops benefit the bottom-line and the environment
Catch-crops look set to play an increasingly important part in crop rotations, particularly as the regulatory spotlight falls on the environmental impact of winter feed crops.
Correctly managing winter feed crops benefits the farm and environment
The feeding of winter forage crops is becoming an increasingly contentious practice due to its environmental impacts and animal welfare implications.
Zero Carbon Bill submissions
Parliament is currently accepting submissions on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – better known as the Zero Carbon Bill.