Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity consultation
Protecting New Zealand’s iconic flora and fauna is integral to the future of farming and the Government is consulting on how it can protect New Zealand's native biodiversity.
Independent TAG report supports ongoing improvements to M.bovis Programme
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the M. bovis Programme concludes that achieving eradication is feasible, and supports the changes the Programme has made over the past six months.
Essential freshwater consultation ends today
With a number of environmental issues currently being consulted on by the government, B+LNZ is running an Environmental Issues Farmer Roadshow to help farmers understand what's going on, get feedback from farmers on their thoughts on the policies being proposed, and to provide advice for farmers wanting to make a submission.
FarmSmart 2019 conference livestream
Watch the livestream of the FarmSmart 2019 conference here.
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.