New Zealand sheep and beef farms close to being carbon neutral – new research
Independent research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral and strengthens calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration.
Growing the next generation of farming leaders
Forty motivated young farmers gathered for two days at three different South Island locations over August as part of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Generation Next programme.
Planning ahead for this season’s internal parasite management
As this season’s lamb crop hits the ground, farmers are being urged to make an internal parasite management plan for the coming season.
Trial highlights possible ewe efficiency gains
Preliminary results from a Massey University trial looking at the lifetime performance of lambs retained from hoggets and mated as hoggets is showing possible efficiency advantages to the practice.
The following provides information for preparing for and responding to floods, including fact-sheets, and links to websites and organisations that can help provide you with support.
General Election 2020: Primary sector snapshot
We know that Government policy is weighing on farmers’ minds at present.
Intensive Winter Grazing 2021 rules clarified
B+LNZ is working with central Government and regional councils to find practical solutions to several aspects of the recently released Essential Freshwater regulations, particularly those relating to winter grazing.
B+LNZ rolls out refreshed Farming Excellence Strategy
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s recently refreshed Farm Excellence Strategy will be used to inform the design of the organisation’s Farming Excellence tools, resources and programmes.
Sheep and beef farmer confidence lowest in more than three years
Sheep and beef farmer confidence dropped to the lowest recorded level since August 2017, according to a survey by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
The following provides information on preparing for and responding to snow weather bombs, including factsheets and links to websites and organisations that can provide you with support.
B+LNZ and OSPRI to improve sheep traceability with electronic ASDs
Introductions of pests and diseases onto farms can be devastating for businesses and rural communities.