The Open Farms hosting experience with Kate Broadbent (Nikau Coopworth)
We talk to Kate Broadbent who owns and manages Nikau Coopworth about her experience of hosting an Open Farms day last year and why she’s hosting again this February.
The following provides information for preparing for and responding to floods, including fact-sheets, and links to websites and organisations that can help provide you with support.
Brexit outcome welcomed but concerns remain
The United Kingdom-European Union agreement on post-Brexit trade arrangements will deliver certainty, but New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector remains very concerned over the split of New Zealand’s WTO quota access for sheepmeat and beef.
The year in review with Sam and Andrew
B+LNZ CEO Sam McIvor and Chairman Andrew Morrison take a look back at 2020 and wish everyone a safe and happy festive season.
NZFAP Plus update
A new voluntary sustainability and continuous improvement standard developed by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has been piloted by sheep and beef farmers.
Mycoplasma bovis Programme: Eradication going to plan, but there’s still work to do
Significant progress has been made in driving down the numbers of farms affected by Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis). We’re on track to achieve eradication, but there’s still more work to do.
Northern North Island and Northern South Island Director elections in 2021
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Northern North Island and Northern South Island electoral districts after two nominations were received in each district.
Brexit update for farmers
The United Kingdom (UK) will formally depart the European Union (EU) customs union and Single Market on 31 December of this year.
B+LNZ strongly endorses recommendations of review into intensive winter grazing rules
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) strongly endorses the recommendations contained in advice to Ministers about the implementation of the intensive winter grazing rules, saying the review offers practical alternatives to arbitrary rules and is an example of a truly collaborative and effective cross-sector approach.
Deferred Grazing Handbook released
The results of a Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) project quantifying the many benefits of deferred grazing have been summarised in an easy-to-use handbook which is now available to farmers.
Initial Hill Country Futures interview findings
As part of the first phase of the Hill Country Futures programme, 298 people have been talked to in 170 interviews and six focus group discussions between July 2019 and March 2020.