Independent research highlights need for limits on forestry offsetting for fossil fuel emitters
New independent research confirms a significant amount of sheep and beef farmland has been sold for conversion into forestry, underlining the need for limits on carbon offsetting. It also busts myths about trees going on ‘unproductive’ land and reinforces Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s view that the integration of forestry on farms is a better way of managing our landscapes and meeting climate change targets.
Consider livestock disposal options before spring
As lambing and calving gets underway, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to consider their carcass disposal options this spring.
Learning about healthy and productive soils from a young age
The innovative soil research project underway in Otago called ‘Soil your Undies’ is teaching school children and rural communities about the importance of soil health. Some students shared their learnings at the Science Festival.
Opportunities in a changing world highlighted at Red Meat Sector Conference
Climate change is the biggest opportunity for New Zealand agriculture since refrigerated shipping. This was the scene-setting message from entrepreneur and farmer Geoff Ross, who was the opening speaker at the Red Meat Sector Conference in Rotorua last week.
Farmers feeding thousands of Kiwis through Meat the Need
Through the Meat the Need charity, farmers have provided more than 408,783 meals from over 883 donations in just one year. Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) talks to co-founder Siobhan O’Malley to reflect on a successful year and what’s next for the charity.
The recent farmer protests
We wanted to acknowledge the huge turnout on Friday 16 July right across New Zealand.
Ahuwhenua Trophy for Excellence in Māori Sheep and Beef Farming 2022 launched
The launch of the 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy for Excellence in Maori Farming competition was amongst the highlights at the Red Meat Sector conference held in Rotorua this week.
Tail length requirements in place this spring
Changes in animal regulations means farmers will need to be aware of how much tail they are leaving on their lambs at docking this spring.
Changing farm wintering practices reflect value of Catchment Groups
Farmers from the Pomahaka Water Care Group are embracing good winter grazing management with a recent survey highlighting the widespread use of grazing plans and risk mitigation strategies.
Nominations open for the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is proud to open nominations for the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards and is encouraging people from along the red meat supply chain to enter or nominate people for one or more of the eight award categories.
Surfing for Farmers wins Primary Industry Award
Surfing for Farmers won the Teams Award at the recent Primary Industry Awards reflecting the commitment of so many volunteers who have made the initiative such a success.