Farmers warned to expect processing delays
Farmers are being encouraged to keep in close contact with their livestock representatives as widespread processing delays mean stock may need to be held on farm longer than anticipated.
Red meat sector releases political manifesto and Red Meat Report
New Zealand’s red meat sector has launched a list of policy demands for political parties to act on as the country prepares to head into a General Election year.
Survey identifies traits of importance to NZ beef producers
Fertility, functionality and feed efficiency were amongst the traits 720 beef farmers and rural professionals identified as being of highest priority in a recent cattle trait preference survey.
B+LNZ Director elections in 2023
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Eastern North Island and Southern South Island after nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors and annual meeting remits closed last Friday.
B+LNZ says low-slope map for stock exclusion still not fit for purpose
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says while it appreciates Government attempts to revise the low-slope map for stock exclusion to address inaccuracies, the map is still flawed and the whole approach will never be fit for purpose.
Farmers performing well despite external challenges
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2022 report estimates a moderate decrease in lambs born in spring 2022.
Low Input Progeny Test highlights power of genetics
Genetics are a powerful tool to help address the animal health, welfare and labour issues that challenge the sheep industry and add significant cost to producers.
Applications open for 2023 Generation Next programme
Applications are open for the 2023 intake of B+LNZ’s nationwide Generation Next programme.
Taste Pure Nature boosts aspiration to buy New Zealand grass-fed beef and lamb
Throughout 2022, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) continued to build awareness and aspiration to buy New Zealand grass-fed beef and lamb in the U.S. and China through its Taste Pure Nature brand marketing programme.
New Zealand sheep and beef sector very encouraged by sequestration announcement
The New Zealand sheep and beef sector is very encouraged by the Government’s announcement about sequestration as part of an agricultural emissions pricing package.
Update on recent advocacy: sequestration, biodiversity and forestry
We’re encouraged by the Government’s announcement about sequestration as part of ag emissions pricing. However we’ve called on them to shelve biodiversity decisions and for a review into the impact of its environmental agenda on farmers and rural communities. We’ve also made a submission on proposed carbon and plantation forestry rules.
Low methane sheep project a game-changer for farmers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) today welcomed an investment by the Government in a ground-breaking low methane sheep genetics project to give more farmers access to animals to help reduce the production of methane from their farm.