Sector wide launch of feed budgeting service for farmers
Climatic challenges coupled with significantly reduced processing capacity due to the COVID-19 crisis has farmers in many parts of the country staring down the barrel of feed shortages.
B+LNZ Ltd Annual Meeting to be held online
As a consequence of the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd (B+LNZ) will now be holding its Annual Meeting online, via a livestream, after it was unable to hold it in person last week.
B+LNZ welcomes Waikato Plan Change One decision and encourages Government to reflect in Essential Freshwater proposals
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the Waikato Plan Change One decision for the Waikato and Waipa catchments to reflect the impact of different types of farming.
Agricultural organisations unite to call for IPCC to consider GWP*/GWP-we for greenhouse gas emissions
JOINT STATEMENT: Climate change is one of the world’s most urgent challenges and farmers are amongst the first to see its impact on food production as they deal with the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather, such as droughts and floods.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand research into Regenerative Agriculture
B+LNZ is undertaking a significant global study into regenerative agriculture to understand its similarities and differences to New Zealand farming practices, the opportunities for farmers, and a global consumer perspective to understand what potential there is for New Zealand’s red meat exports to extract more value from sheep and beef products.
Lower lambing percentage for New Zealand sheep farmers
On average, sheep and beef farmers achieved a lower lambing percentage in spring 2019 than in 2018, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2019 report.
Morrison and Tatham to return to B+LNZ's Board unopposed
Following the call for director nominations and farmer remits, directors Andrew Morrison (Southern South Island) and George Tatham (Eastern North Island) will be reappointed to the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) as no other nominations were received in those two districts.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand pleased with NAIT changes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is pleased the Government has dropped several proposals to amend the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand unveils new report on shaping the future of the red meat sector
Exporting New Zealand’s food culture to the world, maximising the value from co-products, and increasing the design of marketing for algorithms are among seven recommendations in a new report designed to strengthen New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand calls for changes to freshwater proposals
B+LNZ is urging the Government to make changes to its freshwater proposals with an independent analysis revealing the costs of the reforms have been significantly under-estimated.
Sheep farmers now able to breed “low methane” sheep
In a world first, New Zealand sheep farmers now have the ability to breed animals that emit less methane.
B+LNZ looks forward to working with Government on biodiversity NPS
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is looking forward to working constructively with the Government and communities on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) and welcomes the extended consultation period which runs through to 14 March 2020.