Review of methane contribution a step in the right direction
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed Climate Change Minister James Shaw’s request to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to review and provide advice to the Government on New Zealand’s international greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Autumn animal health checklist – sheep
Veterinarian Ginny Dodunski of Totally Vets Taumarunui provides timely sheep health and management advice with a focus on internal parasites, mating hoggets and the management of hill country ewes.
Smart Wintering webinars prove popular
The importance of planning to ensure animal welfare and environmental needs are being met over the winter months is the focus of Smart Wintering webinars.
COVID-19 update: Moving to Alert Level 3, processing capacity, feed budgeting, Moving Day
This week Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand will be moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April, with the Alert Level being reviewed again by Cabinet on 11 May. This is welcome news for the sector, which is playing a critical role in feeding both New Zealanders and others around the world, but also keeping the wheels of the economy turning.
New ways to learn
Despite the challenges we all face, Primary ITO are continuing to support farmers with new ways to learn.
Meat the Need – Farmers feeding New Zealanders
Meat the Need a is new farmer-led initiative to supply high-quality meat to food banks supporting vulnerable New Zealanders.
Soil sensors in the living room – how science keeps going during lockdown
Although New Zealand’s still in COVID-19 lockdown, it hasn’t stopped scientists at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research from devising some ingenious home-based workarounds, to make sure that their research can keep going even if they aren’t allowed to go into the field to do their fieldwork.
COVID-19 update for farmers on Alert Level 3 and other information
This is an update from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) about COVID-19 and the resources available to help farmers.
Establishing the priorities in your farm system this autumn
We are now halfway through autumn and the focus needs to be on next season – not fixated on the one that is almost finished.
Setting legumes up for spring
Attention to the management of forage legumes now will pay dividends in spring when high-quality feed is required to realise the potential of next season’s lamb crop.
New analysis on meat processing capacity released
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service and the Meat Industry Association have released an assessment of processing capacity across the country and the potential impact on waiting times for farmers.
New research indicates NZ’s sheep and beef greenhouse gas emissions have been overstated
AgResearch has developed a more accurate calculation of the nitrous oxide emissions from sheep, beef and dairy production, which shows that nitrous oxide emissions are two thirds and one third respectively lower than previously thought.