Sheep and beef on-farm inflation reaches 3 percent
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose twice as fast as consumer price inflation in the year to March 2019 with on-farm inflation at 3.0 percent, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation Report.
M. bovis Programme to adopt recommendations from reviews
The Mycoplasma bovis Programme has accepted almost all of the recommendations from two reviews into a backlog of trace animal movements, and the surge of activity to process them, in the lead up to Moving Day and winter movements.
B+LNZ Board approves new Biosecurity Levy for Mycoplasma bovis response
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to proceed with a new biosecurity levy for cattle following consultation with farmers.
Taste Pure Nature award a win for entire red meat sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand was recognised last night at the inaugural Primary Industries Awards, with the team behind the project humbled at winning the Primary Industry Team Award.
Farmers strongly encouraged to follow best practice for winter grazing
New Zealand’s farming sector is focused on improving winter grazing and eliminating practices which impact on the environment and animal welfare.
Budget 2019 funding welcomed, but getting good regulatory settings still crucial
B+LNZ has welcomed the funding announced in the 2019 Budget for the primary sector and is looking forward to working with the government on how the initiatives announced are developed and delivered.
B+LNZ calls for critical changes in methane approach in Zero Carbon Bill
New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector is deeply concerned over the proposed treatment of methane and targets in the Zero Carbon Bill and is calling for critical changes to the bill.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand consulting with farmers on biosecurity levy increase
As part of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response, farmers will begin to receive consultation packs from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) on an increase to the maximum biosecurity levy for cattle from $0.45/head to $2/head in the coming days.
B+LNZ supports proposed changes to NAIT
Proposed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act announced by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor are sensible says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the organisation is looking forward to working with the Minister and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on progressing the changes and improving NAIT.
Environment Aotearoa reinforces importance of B+LNZ Environment Strategy and Implementation Plan
The release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report reinforces the importance of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Environment Strategy and Implementation plan, with sheep and beef farmers already taking ownership and action of their environmental impacts.
Taste Pure Nature origin brand launches in California
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has started the pilot rollout of its Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand campaign in California with early results very encouraging.