Kiwis Backing Farmers campaign sending a message
There has been a positive response from New Zealanders to the Beef + Lamb New Zealand/50 Shades of Green Kiwis Backing Farmers campaign, which is raising awareness of the overwhelming wave of Government environmental policies.
Inquiry must prevent slash devastation from happening again
It’s been a little over six weeks since the Eastern North Island felt the brunt of Cyclone Gabrielle and the full extent of the damage remains unknown.
A thriving sheep and beef sector matters to all New Zealanders
This week we sent a story to Stuff on our Kiwis Backing Farmers campaign and why a thriving sheep and beef farming sector is important for all New Zealanders. It ran on Stuff and in its regional newspapers.
Information for farmers on the Kiwis Backing Farmers campaign
The following was emailed to farmers on 7 March 2023.
Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium: supporting farmers to reduce GHG emissions
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has been a partner in the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc), alongside AgResearch, DairyNZ, DEEResearch, the Fertiliser Manufacturers' Research Association, Fonterra, PGG Wrightson Ltd and Pamu/Landcorp.
Update on recent advocacy: sequestration, biodiversity and forestry
We’re encouraged by the Government’s announcement about sequestration as part of ag emissions pricing. However we’ve called on them to shelve biodiversity decisions and for a review into the impact of its environmental agenda on farmers and rural communities. We’ve also made a submission on proposed carbon and plantation forestry rules.
Farmer meeting breaks down climate science
Internationally-renowned expert Professor Dave Frame recently appeared at a Southland farmer meeting to explain the science behind climate change, the use of metrics such as GWP*, the interaction with policy – and what it all means for farmers.
Last chance to make a submission on emissions pricing
Today (Friday) consultation on the Government’s agricultural emissions pricing proposals closes – you have until 11.59pm tonight to make a submission, and we’ve provided tools to help you. We’ll provide more info on B+LNZ’s submission, and the He Waka Eke Noa partners’, in next week’s e-diaries.
Spreading the word about our low carbon footprint
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has been working hard to promote new research that confirms the carbon footprint of New Zealand beef and lamb is among the lowest in the world.
Waimatā catchment group celebrates successes
Since the Waimatā Catchment Restoration Project formed in 2020, the group continues to make a visible improvement to the health of the Waimatā River and biodiversity in the wider community.
Emissions pricing update: sector groups’ joint statement and updated submission guidance
The following was emailed to farmers on 10 November 2022.