Essential freshwater policy information and consultation advice
With a number of environmental issues currently being consulted on by the government, B+LNZ is running an Environmental Issues Farmer Roadshow to help farmers understand what's going on, get feedback from farmers on their thoughts on the policies being proposed, and to provide advice for farmers wanting to make a submission.
Sheep and beef farmers sacrificial lamb in proposed Essential Freshwater proposals
The sheep and beef sector has significant concerns about the government’s Essential Freshwater proposals released today.
Spring weather reminder
With NIWA forecasting a particularly unsettled spring, sheep and beef farmers are being reminded to remain vigilant and keep a close eye on weather forecasts.
Reducing stress on in-lamb ewes
The majority of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high-performance animals, many of which are sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing.
Regulatory changes impact livestock management procedures
Regulatory changes mean that from October 1, a cattle beast that is being dehorned or disbudded will require a local anesthetic at the time of the procedure – irrespective of age.
Monitor mobs provide insight into flock performance
The value of setting up a Monitor Mob over lambing was reinforced at a recent Central Canterbury Farming for Profit evening seminar at Coalgate.
Government ignores own scientific advice in setting a political target for methane reduction
Advice to the Government from MPI’s officials shows that the Government’s proposed methane reduction targets go well beyond the science of what is needed for New Zealand to meet its 1.5⁰C Paris Agreement commitments and was purely a political decision made in Cabinet.
Multi-faceted approach required for management of internal parasites
Changes in land use or farm policies which result in predominance of young livestock could be recipe for disaster in terms of the development of drench resistance.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics to be integrated into Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics is to be integrated into Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd as a separate business unit.
IPCC report on agriculture supports NZ’s sheep and beef farm systems
The Intergovernmental Panel report on Climate and Land demonstrates New Zealand lamb and beef produced as part of a low emissions farming system can help address climate change.
New research shows perils of mass forestry planting on productive sheep and beef land
Large scale conversion of sheep and beef farms to forestry as a result of the Zero Carbon Bill will have a significant negative impact on rural New Zealand, according to research released by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.