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.
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).
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.
Genes are best defence against Facial Eczema
Facial eczema is a seasonal scourge but genetic selection can help minimise the impact of this production-limiting disease in sheep.
Mycoplasma bovis situation update
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have reported this week that results from the current nationwide bulk milk testing for Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) are promising, with around three quarters of testing having been completed and so far only three additional farms being confirmed with M. bovis through the testing.
Red meat sector welcomes news CPTPP to enter into force
The red meat sector welcomes Minister David Parker and Damien O’Connor’s announcement this morning that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will enter into force on 30 December this year for Mexico, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and Australia who were the first six nations to ratify the agreement.
Farm health and safety systems identify risks and hazards
A recent court ruling has highlighted the need for farmers to identify and manage the risks on their properties and have a health and safety system in place.
B+LNZ encourages farmers to have their say on NAIT consultation
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is encouraging farmers to have their say on the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) consultation on how to improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.
Early weaning a useful tool in a dry summer
Predictions of a dry summer may make early weaning an attractive option for sheep farmers this year provided they have high-quality legume-based forages available for their weaned lambs.
Red meat sector welcomes CPTPP ratification
The red meat sector welcomes New Zealand's ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).