NGO principles echo B+LNZ, sheep and beef farmer perspectives over freshwater regulations
The Healthy Water Healthy Future statement issued by environment, health, recreation, and water infrastructure groups today has significant alignment with the feedback from more than 3,000 sheep and beef farmers who have attended dozens of freshwater meetings over the last three weeks, including 25 hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Beef + Lamb New Zealand draft Farming Excellence Strategy
Supporting farming excellence is one of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s key priorities in our company strategy.
Scholarship programme for agricultural apprentices welcomed
An initiative offering scholarships to apprentices working in the agricultural and horticultural industries is being welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Beef finishing on legumes: Part 2
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. In the second of a two-part series, the Taylers outline their bloat mitigation strategies.
B+LNZ, MIA and NZMB update on Brexit
It continues to be a highly uncertain time in the United Kingdom (UK) with the 31 October Brexit date less than three weeks away. There are still a range of scenarios which may play out in the next couple of days and weeks, including another extension to the exit deadline, or that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place.
Beef finishing on legumes
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. It is a high-risk, high-reward system but the couple, through Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Innovation Farm programme are managing the risks and reaping the rewards. In part one of a two-part series we look at why legumes have become an important part of the Tayler’s business.
B+LNZ farmer submission template for freshwater proposals now available
B+LNZ has developed a submission template for farmers wanting to have their say on the government’s freshwater proposals.
New B+LNZ Genetics General Manager appointed
Dan Brier has been appointed Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics (BLG) new General Manager.
Case study on bulls: Richard Morrison
If you’re selling or leasing bulls this spring ‘understand the risks’ and know the animal’s history around movements and health, says Manawatu beef farmer Richard Morrison.
Dairy with a side of beef: Part 2
In the second of a two-part series looking at Adrian and Pauline Ball’s Award-winning Waikato dairy/dairy beef business, we look at the genetics they use and the way incorporating beef has allowed the Balls to reduce their environmental footprint.
Freshwater update: What are the key issues + farmer conference call
We are now into the third week of the government’s consultation on the Essential Freshwater proposals, which after requests to the Ministry for the Environment (MfE), has been extended to accept submissions until 31 October.