Last chance to submit on freshwater proposals
Consultation on the Government’s freshwater proposals closes on Thursday 31 October 2019, so make sure your voice is heard.
B+LNZ welcomes new Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 2019-2022
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the new Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 2019-2022 between the Government and primary sector that will fix the skills gaps facing farmers and growers, with today’s announcement being the result of a year’s worth of work from across the sector.
Cold spring makes early weaning a sound option
Cold spring weather is keeping a lid on pasture and lamb growth rates so early weaning a proportion of the lamb crop may be a good option this season.
Agricultural emissions agreement represents the right approach
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) have welcomed the Government’s decision to support a farm-level approach to reduce agricultural emissions.
New podcast: The importance of traceability
Introductions of pests and diseases onto farms can be devastating so it’s important farmers take steps to protect their business, their neighbours and others in the sector.
Virtual fences to be trialled in bull beef business
Virtual fences are being used in cattle operations in many parts of the world, particularly in extensive grasslands in the US and Australia.
NGO principles echo B+LNZ, sheep and beef farmer perspectives over freshwater regulations
The Healthy Water Healthy Future statement issued by environment, health, recreation, and water infrastructure groups today has significant alignment with the feedback from more than 3,000 sheep and beef farmers who have attended dozens of freshwater meetings over the last three weeks, including 25 hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Scholarship programme for agricultural apprentices welcomed
An initiative offering scholarships to apprentices working in the agricultural and horticultural industries is being welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Beef finishing on legumes: Part 2
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. In the second of a two-part series, the Taylers outline their bloat mitigation strategies.
Consultation on the Proposed National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land
The Ministry for Primary Industries released Phase 1 of a national policy statement for soils in August this year which addresses the management of versatile soils. This NPS has been called the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land.
B+LNZ, MIA and NZMB update on Brexit
It continues to be a highly uncertain time in the United Kingdom (UK) with the 31 October Brexit date less than three weeks away. There are still a range of scenarios which may play out in the next couple of days and weeks, including another extension to the exit deadline, or that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place.