New National Farm Assurance Standard focused on the environment and sustainability launched
The newly launched New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP Plus) reflects growing consumer demand for evidence-based environmental and social standards around red meat production.
New Zealand well-placed to ride regenerative agriculture wave
What this all means is there could be a significant opportunity for New Zealand sheep and beef farmers and wine growers to capture this value in the marketplace.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards’ Dinner delayed
Uncertainty around COVID-19 alert levels has been behind the decision to delay the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards’ dinner until early next year.
Primary sector calls for clear, achievable freshwater farm plans
Government submissions by two primary sector organisations, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, are calling for proposed new freshwater farm plan rules to be clear and achievable.
Updated climate change chapter for farm plans
Additional guidance on climate change and new templates have been added to the Climate Change chapter of the B+LNZ Farm Plan. This will assist farmers to document their GHG action plan and meet this year’s He Waka Eke Noa milestones.
Solid fundamentals and strong demand support positive outlook for 2021–22 season
The forecast for global sheepmeat and beef demand is positive for the 2021–22 season supported by solid market fundamentals, strong demand and tight supply, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) New Season Outlook 2021–22.
First calves born into Informing NZ Beef Programme
The first calves born into the Informing New Zealand Beef Programme are now on the ground and sires have been selected for this season’s round of artificial insemination in December.
Intensive winter grazing consultation – factsheet available
The Government is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the intensive winter grazing regulations, with submissions due by 7 October. B+LNZ will be making a submission but if you want to make your own, we’ve now released a factsheet to help you – and further resources will be available next week.
Thomson Creek Catchment Group making good progress
Over the last two and a half years, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) have worked on a project to improve the freshwater health in four catchment groups from across the country, with help from the Ministry for Environment’s (MfE) Freshwater Improvement Fund.
Local and global meat and livestock sector discussions inform the UN Food Systems Summit
In the lead up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), the New Zealand meat industry engaged with the New Zealand Government and New Zealand agriculture groups to ensure the complexity of our livestock systems was accounted for in global discussions around food systems.
New Zealand red meat sector welcomes China’s CPTPP membership application
The Meat Industry Association (MIA) and Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) welcome China’s formal application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).