Northland’s protests against SNAs raises wider issue
Last week, Northland farmers and Tangata Whenua came together to protest against the Far North District Council’s mapping of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs).
Environment policy update 10 June 2021
There has been a lot happening recently in key areas of environment policy. The following email has been sent to farmers.
Catch crops prove a valuable environmental tool: Part two
The second in this two-part series looks at sowing rates, nitrogen use, harvest timings and some of the challenges with catch crops.
Catch crops prove a valuable environmental tool
Along with several other organisations, B+LNZ helped fund the catch crops for reduced nitrate leaching project. The outcomes highlighted the value of catch crops as a tool to capture and use nitrogen left in the wake of winter forage crops, provided the correct management principles were followed.
Industry collaborates with winter grazing checklist
Beef + Lamb New Zealand, alongside four other industry-good organisations, has put together a winter grazing checklist to help farmers literally tick all the boxes of good management practice.
Explainer: The Government’s new winter grazing module
The Government’s new winter grazing module resource draws on Industry Farm Planning approaches which embed the latest science to help support farmers in managing livestock and environmental health. Find out what we’re recommending you do this winter.
A better conversation about red meat
The new consumer-facing website ‘Making meat better’ is starting to make an impact on conversations about the production and consumption of beef and lamb.
Defining year for winter grazing practices
While the Government has delayed the implementation of winter grazing regulations by 12 months, it has made it clear it will be keeping a very close eye on wintering practices this year.
Taste Pure Nature celebrates Earth Day by promoting NZ beef and lamb
To celebrate Earth Day and Earth Month, the team at Taste Pure Nature has enlisted the services of US-based dietician and nutrition consultant Samantha Cassetty to share her tips on eating sustainably.
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.