Celebration events in London and Oamaru to mark historic anniversaries
Celebration events will be held in London and Oamaru on 24 May to mark National Lamb Day, the 140th anniversary of the first shipment of frozen New Zealand lamb arriving in the UK in 1882 and the centenary of the New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB).
B+LNZ leaders head overseas to strengthen trade relationships and celebrate NZMB centenary
For the first time since COVID-19 travel restrictions were implemented, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) leaders will be heading to key export markets to advocate abroad on behalf of New Zealand farmers.
Investment in research and development positive, but lack of changes to ETS disappointing
The funding boost for research and development into greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation technologies and support to make it easier for farmers to adopt solutions to reduce emissions is positive, but the Government has ignored the Climate Change Commission’s recommendation for forestry offsets limits in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Proposed ETS changes won’t solve carbon farming problem, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand
In its submission to the Government’s consultation on proposals that aim to limit the increasing amount of exotic carbon forestry planting across New Zealand, particularly on productive sheep and beef farmland, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says more work needs to be done.
Key improvements welcomed in amended winter grazing regulations
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of amended winter grazing rules, saying the changes it secured will make the regulations more workable for farmers, while contributing to good management of winter grazing on farm.
Resilience, progress and collaboration key themes at B+LNZ 2022 Annual Meeting
At the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Annual Meeting, held online today, attendees heard about the key challenges the red meat sector has faced over the past year and opportunities for the year ahead.
B+LNZ announce results of 2022 Farmer Director elections
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Farmer Director Nicky Hyslop has been re-elected to represent the Central South Island on the B+LNZ Board.
Government must not stop with recent carbon farming reforms
Recent changes to the Overseas Investment Act and proposed modifications to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) don’t go far enough and the Government must urgently limit the ability of fossil fuel emitters to fully offset their emissions by planting trees, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Strong farmer interest in emissions pricing options
Agriculture’s emissions pricing alternatives are attracting good interest from dairy, sheep and beef farmers.
New Zealand Meat Board announces investment in innovative beef genetics programme
The New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) has announced it is to invest up to $1 million a year in the ground-breaking Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) genetics programme.
Farmers from around New Zealand can now take part in B+LNZ Annual Meeting
Anyone interested in hearing from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is invited to attend its online Annual Meeting, held Thursday 24 March at 3.30pm.
NZ-UK Free Trade Agreement significant boost for red meat sector
The signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the UK represents a significant boost for New Zealand farmers and exporters with lamb and beef eventually allowed quota and tariff-free access into the UK for the first time in decades.