Update on recent advocacy: sequestration, biodiversity and forestry
We’re encouraged by the Government’s announcement about sequestration as part of ag emissions pricing. However we’ve called on them to shelve biodiversity decisions and for a review into the impact of its environmental agenda on farmers and rural communities. We’ve also made a submission on proposed carbon and plantation forestry rules.
Bulls selected for across-breed Beef Progeny Test
The third mating of the Informing New Zealand Beef Programme’s across-breed Beef Progeny Test is about to get underway using 19 bulls selected from this year’s nominations.
Commercial beef farmers join the B+LNZ Informing New Zealand Beef programme
The first ten commercial beef farmers have been selected to take part in the ground-breaking Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) programme.
Growing network of women in NZ’s red meat sector
Meat Business Women, a global network for women working across the red meat sector, is gathering momentum in New Zealand since its launch in 2019.
B+LNZ demands changes for a more equitable and fair emissions pricing system
In its submission to the Government, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has rejected the proposed agricultural emissions pricing system and called for essential changes to ensure the resulting system does not disproportionately impact sheep and beef farmers.
Keeping the weaning date flexible
Weaning time is looming and farmers are encouraged to consider a number of factors when deciding when to wean, rather than sticking to a specific date every year.
Last chance to make a submission on emissions pricing
Today (Friday) consultation on the Government’s agricultural emissions pricing proposals closes – you have until 11.59pm tonight to make a submission, and we’ve provided tools to help you. We’ll provide more info on B+LNZ’s submission, and the He Waka Eke Noa partners’, in next week’s e-diaries.
Spreading the word about our low carbon footprint
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has been working hard to promote new research that confirms the carbon footprint of New Zealand beef and lamb is among the lowest in the world.
Waimatā catchment group celebrates successes
Since the Waimatā Catchment Restoration Project formed in 2020, the group continues to make a visible improvement to the health of the Waimatā River and biodiversity in the wider community.
Online tool nProve simplifies ram selection
Ram buying season is underway and farmers are being encouraged to make use of the free, online tool nProve to help them find the rams that best meet their breeding objectives.
Muka Tangata developing plans to meet the needs of our workforce
Muka Tangata, the People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council (WDC), is one of six WDCs established to provide industry and sector voice and advocacy within the vocational education system of Aotearoa New Zealand.