Farmers catching waves in Gisborne
A Netflix documentary about the healing powers of salt water was the catalyst for a hugely successful programme to get Gisborne farmers off the farm and onto surfboards.
You’re invited to B+LNZ’s Annual Meeting
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Annual Meeting will be held in Timaru on Thursday 21 March 2019, with registrations now open for both the meeting itself as well as an exciting full day of events surrounding the Annual Meeting to update farmers on key industry initiatives and issues.
Caution urged at autumn calf sales
Buying calves this autumn? Make sure they are either polled or have been de-budded otherwise they will become a problem next spring.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand encouraged by progress on M.bovis eradication
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is pleased that the latest Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) report confirms that the phased eradication response is on track.
B+LNZ’s thoughts with rural communities in Nelson and north-western Queensland
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Chairman Andrew Morrison says the thoughts of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are with rural communities in both Nelson - who have been impacted by the Pigeon Valley fire - and those in north-western Queensland following the recent heavy flooding there.
Voting opens in B+LNZ director elections, Annual Report 2018 released
Voting is now open in Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) two director elections for its Western North Island and Central South Island districts as well as for two resolutions to be presented at the Annual Meeting.
Preparing hill blocks for spring clover production
Hill country sheep farmers should be identifying and strategically grazing their north and west-facing lambing blocks now to maximise production off these areas in spring.
Health and safety heads-up
On average, 17 people die in farm workplace accidents every year. In addition to deaths, there are thousands of injuries that lead to a loss of productivity and income for farmers.
Lambs Versus Ewes – which gets the quality feed?
Do you have enough high-quality feed available on your farm to both finish lambs and have all of your ewes in optimum condition going into mating?
900 farmers now taking part in RMPP Action Network
There are 110 Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Network Groups now operating, with 900 farmers involved, according to the latest statistics.