B+LNZ builds farm emission reduction toolbox
There is no single solution when it comes to reducing methane emissions on-farm, but Beef + lamb New Zealand is developing a suite of tools to help farmers manage their emissions.
Youth compete at the B+LNZ Future Sheep competition
School students between Years 1 and 13 gathered in Hawke’s Bay last week to take part in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Future Sheep competition which B+LNZ are the naming rights sponsor.
Maximising pre-weaning lamb growth rates
Ewes in early lactation require a massive amount of feed to provide adequate milk for their lambs while maintaining or recovering body condition.
Q&A with Northland farm intern Ellee
Ellee is completing her Level 3 New Zealand Certificate of Agriculture through Whangarei A&P Society’s Farm Intern programme whilst working on a farm in Northland.
Hill Country Futures Partnership farmer spotlight: Henry and Sofie Gaddum
Gaining input from farmers was critical to the development of the Hill Country Futures Partnership programme, and Gisborne farmers Henry and Sofie Gaddum were happy to help.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for farmers
Most COVID-19 rules have now been removed. This page contains resources and information that may still be useful to farmers.
Highlights of Red Meat Sector Conference available online
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is making the videos of the presentations and panel discussions held at this year’s Red Meat Sector Conference in Christchurch available for viewing online.
Celebrating Māori Language Week
B+LNZ will join Aotearoa next week in celebrating Māori Language Week and use it as an opportunity to highlight Māori’s significant and growing contribution to New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Reminder about docking/tailing rules
Tail length requirements were introduced as part of new animal welfare regulations last year. Find out more about what a caudal fold is, and how B+LNZ is helping farmers work out what tail length is acceptable.
Low input sheep trial nears completion
The Low Input Sheep Progeny Test will be wound down from this year having highlighted the role genetics can play in a sheep’s ability to perform with minimal inputs in a challenging environment.
Farmers show resilience in challenging times
The latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Stock Number Survey shows farmers have continued to adapt quickly to challenging circumstances including droughts, processing delays and COVID-19, while afforestation remains a significant concern.