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.
It’s important all farmers make biosecurity a top priority during calving this spring.
Limited feed puts ewes at metabolic risk
Severe feed shortages in parts of the country mean many ewes are on a nutritional knife-edge heading into lambing and could be at risk of developing metabolic disorders.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes plans to revitalise wool sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the release of a new report aimed at making the strong wool sector more sustainable and profitable.
Beware of nitrate poisoning in drought affected regions
Cases of nitrate poisoning are being reported in the Hawke's Bay region after recent rain.
B+LNZ’s concerns about afforestation being heard
Recent developments in the public debate about the widespread conversion of productive farmland into forestry have shown that B+LNZ’s concerns are being heard – although an acceptable solution is still not in sight.
B+LNZ’s Economic Service celebrates 70th anniversary
This month marks the 70th anniversary of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service, which was initially set up in 1950 to help a struggling post-war sheep sector.
Maximising this year’s lamb crop
Maintaining ewes in good body condition and the provision of shelter are two important management factors in maximising this year’s lamb crop.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and LIC collaborate for bull progeny testing
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics and LIC have joined forces to fulfill growing demand for quality beef genetics suitable for New Zealand dairy cows and support a continued focus on animal welfare by making superior beef genetics easier for dairy farmers to access.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand not convinced by RMA tool in afforestation debate
The Labour Party’s announcement that resource consent will be required for highly productive farmland to be converted into forestry is unlikely to address the issue of large-scale conversion of sheep and beef farms created by the Emissions Trading Scheme.
New research funded for facial eczema tolerance testing
A pilot study investigating the potential of a groundbreaking facial eczema (FE) tolerance test is being launched in July.