Top cut trade speakers lined up for Red Meat Sector Conference
Headlined by Professor of Food Science and Biotechnology Frédéric Leroy, who we profiled last week, the 2019 edition of the Red Meat Sector Conference features an impressive speaker line-up focusing on how the sector can counter fake news and misinformation in an increasingly “post-truth” world, and how New Zealand’s red meat producers can navigate choppy trade waters and take advantage of emerging opportunities.
FarmSmart 2019 conference livestream
Watch the livestream of the FarmSmart 2019 conference here.
Farmers strongly encouraged to follow best practice for winter grazing
New Zealand’s farming sector is focused on improving winter grazing and eliminating practices which impact on the environment and animal welfare.
When efficiency and safety go hand-in-hand
This profile is part of a seven-part series from WorkSafe sharing the health and safety approaches taken by the grand finalists of the 2019 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. During the next seven weeks we will be sharing a profile and short video about each of the finalists and how they incorporate health and safety into their work, from a dairy farm manager to a veterinarian.
Triple the success
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation Farmers who are striving to maximise triplet lamb survival by developing an indoor lambing system. Now in their third year of the programme, the family are refining a system that has unexpectedly benefited the whole farm system while significantly reducing lamb losses.
Zero Carbon Bill submissions
Parliament is currently accepting submissions on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – better known as the Zero Carbon Bill.
Testing for M. bovis and depopulation of infected herds
We are aware that there is currently some misunderstanding of when the M. bovis phased eradication programme may require cattle on farms to be culled, particularly farms that have received 'trace animals'.
Registrations now open for Red Meat Sector Conference 2019
Registrations are now open for the Red Meat Sector Conference being held in Christchurch from 28–29 July. This year’s conference will look at the global “heat on meat” and how the red meat sector can position itself in an increasingly “post-truth” world.
Getting the ball rolling around succession
Over half of New Zealand farmers identify succession planning as an issue for them, their family and their farm business. RMPP developed the workshops to take farm businesses through the transition and succession process.
Profit from Pasture
In the final of this three-part series, the O’Callagahans describe their environmental and grazing management and what they learnt through their involvement in B+LNZ’s Beef Profit from Pasture programme.
Simple changes have a big environmental impact
Winter feed crops play an important part in Simon O’Meara’s farm system, but the West Otago sheep and beef farmer has been adjusting his management to minimise their environmental impact.