Wet weather brings pasture quality challenge
Significant rainfall in many areas is going to make maintaining pasture quality a challenge for farmers trying to grow lambs and put condition back on ewes.
Update on Brexit
It was a fascinating time for the United Kingdom last week following Theresa May’s Brexit announcement (and subsequent release) of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement for the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Weaning ideal time to Condition Score ewes
Weaning is an ideal time to Body Condition Score ewes as it allows valuable summer feed to be partitioned into lighter ewes to give them a lift before tupping.
B+LNZ launches North Canterbury Future Farm
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s inaugural Future Farm opened its gate to North Canterbury farmers and other dignitaries last week launching a whole new initiative for the organisation.
2019 Notice of Elections and call for farmer remits
Nominations are now open for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Directors and Directors Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC).
CEO Note: August 2018
Farmers have asked Beef + Lamb New Zealand to help them improve their businesses’ productivity and profitability.
CEO Note: July 2018
It’s been a busy month. From the joint decision between industry and the government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis, to the launch of consultation on our levy proposal, the start of government consultation on the Zero Carbon legislation, and increased media coverage of alternative proteins.
New Zealand Sheep Industry Ambassadors wanted
Are you passionate about the sheep industry? Do you demonstrate leadership potential? Are you actively farming and have direct involvement in the sheep industry? Would you benefit from international exposure? If you answer “yes” to these questions, then we’d like to hear from you!
B+LNZ International Beef Alliance Future Leaders' Scholarship
Are you passionate about the beef industry? Do you demonstrate leadership potential? Are you actively farming and have direct involvement in the beef industry? Would you benefit from international exposure? Do you have the ability to engage with different nationalities and have cultural awareness? If you answer “yes” to these questions, then we’d like to hear from you!
B+LNZ and MIA appoint Brexit representative in London
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association have appointed Jeff Grant to support the red meat sector’s response to Brexit. This joint appointment is in recognition of the importance of the UK trade relationship for the red meat sector at a time of uncertainty.
As part of our strategy refresh, B+LNZ is putting an increased focus on government engagement.