Planning ahead for winter feed crop management
Winter grazing practices will come under the spotlight again this year so farmers need to be thinking now about how they can minimise their environmental impact over the colder months.
Preparing for Winter grazing
Careful planning for winter allows you to winter animals in a way that ensures they are well fed and in good health, and also manage the environmental impacts.
B+LNZ launches Farm Trees and Carbon Workshops
Capturing the opportunities presented by the Emissions Trading Scheme and various climate change mitigation programmes is the focus of a newly-launched Beef + Lamb New Zealand workshop.
Taking steps towards 2020
April 2020 is now only 15 months away. That's when the Otago Regional Council (ORC) Water Plan’s remaining deadlines start to bite.
Engaging in environmental policy vital for sector resilience
Don’t give the regulators a reason to regulate.
Farmers keeping eye on downstream
While it seems incomprehensible right now, indications are that another dry summer looms ahead, courtesy of the El Niño weather pattern.
Looking after three key components of sheep and beef farm environments
Three new Beef + Lamb New Zealand initiatives will be helping farmers understand and monitor the natural environment on their farms and in their catchments.
Deferred grazing under the spotlight
Deferred grazing as a low-cost method of pasture conservation and renovation is nothing new but a farmer-led Sustainable Farming Fund project is quantifying its benefits.
How to set up a Landcare Group
If you’re thinking about starting a Landcare Group in your area, here are a few key steps you might like to follow to help get things off the ground.
Zero Carbon Bill consultation
The Government is asking for feedback on its Zero Carbon Bill and Beef + Lamb New Zealand is encouraging sheep and beef farmers to get involved in the public consultation process.
Soil friendly bull wintering system
Matching stock to soil type is what dictates the winter grazing rotation on Mike McCreary’s Wairarapa farm.