Sheep and beef farmers encouraged to open gates for Open Farms
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is encouraging farmers to open their gates and support the newly launched Open Farms movement, which aims to reconnect rural and urban New Zealanders through a nationwide Open Farm Day on Sunday 1 March 2020.
Extreme weather resources aid decision-making
Wild weather that caused severe flooding in some parts of the country has desiccated pastures in others.
Whole-farm approach needed to manage internal parasites
With weaning about to get underway, now is an opportune time for sheep farmers to review their parasite management plan for the up-coming season.
Looking after yourself on the farm: Mairi Whittle
An inspirational mentor and a tragedy have shaped Mairi Whittle’s health and safety focus on the family farm she runs on her own near Taihape.
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.
Supporting farmers with Mycoplasma bovis compensation claims
The DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Lamb Compensation Assistance Team (DBCAT) was set up in September 2018 to facilitate M. bovis claims on behalf of affected farmers.
Keeping safe on farm during summer
Summer means heavy workloads on farms, from weaning lambs and calves to hay and silage making.
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.
RMPP Action Network
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is a partner in the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Primary Growth Partnership programme, which concludes in September 2020.
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.
Using genetics to enhance farm resilience
A new season of ram sales is upon us which provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our breeding objectives. A huge amount of work has been done over the decades by ram breeders up and down the country to produce genetic lines with all manner of attributes, from fibre diameter and growth rate to disease resilience and parasite resistance.