M. bovis Programme update
You may be aware the M. bovis Programme is increasing activity in the lead up to Moving Day and winter grazing to limit the risk of disease spread, and to give farmers as much certainty as possible heading into this busy period.
Money can grow on trees: Part 2
This is the second in a two part-series which looks at the incentives and opportunities available to farmers looking to integrate trees into their farm.
B+LNZ supports proposed changes to NAIT
Proposed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act announced by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor are sensible says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the organisation is looking forward to working with the Minister and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on progressing the changes and improving NAIT.
Environment Aotearoa reinforces importance of B+LNZ Environment Strategy and Implementation Plan
The release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report reinforces the importance of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Environment Strategy and Implementation plan, with sheep and beef farmers already taking ownership and action of their environmental impacts.
CEO Note: The first quarter 2019
With the first quarter of 2019 already done and dusted and the Easter break upon us, I wanted to use this opportunity to update you on the first three months for Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Proactive management needed as dry weather continues
Some areas of the country are experiencing very dry conditions going into winter and this makes carrying out an autumn feed budget critical.
You are what you eat?
Can changing what New Zealand livestock eat reduce the country’s emissions of methane and nitrous oxide?
Money can grow on trees
B+LNZ is rolling out a series of “Farms, Trees and Carbon” workshops nationally to help farmers understand the financial opportunities available to them from integrating forestry (either pine or native) into their farm. This includes understanding opportunities under the One Billion Trees fund.
AgInnovation to showcase latest sheep and beef sector thinking
The popular AgInnovation conference is back for 2019 on Wednesday 15 May in Palmerston North, with an exciting line up of speakers set to bring to life the latest in innovative thinking, technology, and management practices for sheep and beef farmers.
Setting up for Spring
Attention to pasture management now will pay dividends in spring when high-quality feed is required to realise the potential of next season’s lamb crop.
Biosecurity Levy Consultation 2019
B+LNZ is seeking farmer feedback on a proposal to raise the maximum biosecurity levy rate for cattle, introduce the ability levy different classes of livestock at different rates, and raise the maximum amount payable by sheep and beef farmers under GIA.
Measuring progress on your farm with KPIs and benchmarking
The Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) recently launched a revised set of online financial KPI calculators. Benchmarking has now been added so you can compare your farm business against other farms and farm classes in your region.