Concerns over exotic carbon forests go mainstream
As more farms are sold for forestry conversion, Beef + Lamb New Zealand continues to call on the Government to take urgent action to stop the loss of productive farmland and the decimation of rural communities.
Do you know your on-farm GHG numbers?
Knowing your on-farm GHG numbers will mean you can understand the implications of policy changes, plan for the future, and increase your business resilience.
Native shrubs and erosion-prone pastoral land
“There is currently little scientific research into the potential for using native shrubs on erosion-prone pastoral land,” says Massey University PhD student Joan Ropiha.
Celebrating the unrecognised custodians of the environment – Kiwi sheep and beef farmers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is using Earth Day celebrated 22 April, as an opportunity to showcase how Kiwi sheep and beef farming is better for the planet because of the way we naturally farm using easily shareable Making Meat Better infographics.
Making a plan for winter forage crop management
As stock transition onto winter forage crops, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is recommending farmers make a plan to minimise environmental risks and maintain animal welfare standards.
Catchment leaders’ advice for maintaining momentum
B+LNZ’s final catchment e-forum featured three catchment leaders; Emma Crutchley, Lloyd McCall and Roger Dalrymple who shared their advice for other groups on how to maintain momentum. Read their advice and watch the recording here.
Summary of what you told us during agriculture emissions pricing options roadshow
The following was emailed to farmers on 13 April 2022.
Experts share tips on catchment legalities and telling your rural story
During B+LNZ’s latest two catchment e-forums, law firm Norris Ward McKinnon shared legal advice and rural media stars Sally Rae and Rowena Duncum shared tips for engaging with media and telling your rural story. The next e-forum features a panel of catchment leaders. Learn more and watch the recordings below.
Last chance to have your say on emissions pricing
Consultation on the alternative emissions pricing options to the ETS, developed by the He Waka Eke Noa partners, closes this Sunday (27 March). If you still have questions, you can check out a Q&A video with the Chairs of B+LNZ and DairyNZ or access a range of other informative resources.
ETS proposals show genuine progress on carbon farming issue
The Government’s announcement of consultation on proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in response to concerns about carbon farming has been welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand as an indication of genuine progress on the issue.
Urgency around registering eligible forests into the ETS
Sheep and beef farmers are being encouraged to register their eligible forest into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as soon as possible to avoid losing an estimated $1billion worth of carbon credits.
Climate scientists urge countries to adopt split gas approach
In a paper published in the prestigious Nature journal, 33 leading climate scientists call for countries to take a split gas approach when setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, such as New Zealand did in our Climate Change Response Act (Zero Carbon Bill).