Genetics offer long-term Facial Eczema control
As humidity rises so do Facial Eczema (FE) spore counts and sheep farmers in affected regions could consider using genetics for the long-term control of the disease.
US influencers experience New Zealand’s grass-fed beef and lamb
In December, Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), in partnership with Firstlight Foods, Atkins Ranch and Silver Fern Farms, brought six ‘US’ influencers to New Zealand to learn about Taste Pure Nature and experience some of New Zealand’s farming and meat production.
Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity consultation
Protecting New Zealand’s iconic flora and fauna is integral to the future of farming and the Government is consulting on how it can protect New Zealand's native biodiversity.
Biosecurity readiness and response meat levy
We want to let you know that beef farmers will pay a new levy to contribute to the response to Mycoplasma bovis from 1 March 2020.
OverseerFM in action on Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Future Farm
OverseerFM is proving valuable as a resource management and decision-making tool on Lanercost, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new Future Farm in North Canterbury.
Important Mycoplasma bovis update for farmers: National Beef Survey
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) as part of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.
Facial Eczema – a perennial scourge
Warm summer temperatures bring with them the heightened risk of the production-limiting disease Facial Eczema.
Lower lambing percentage for New Zealand sheep farmers
On average, sheep and beef farmers achieved a lower lambing percentage in spring 2019 than in 2018, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2019 report.
Chairman and CEO's end of year note
B+LNZ's Chairman Andrew Morrison and CEO Sam McIvor reflect on what's been a busy year in the rural sector and look to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us in 2020.
Update on Brexit
Following the UK elections on 12 December, here is an update on Brexit, what the next steps are likely to be and their implications for you.