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.
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.