Keeping safe on farm during summer
Summer means heavy workloads on farms, from weaning lambs and calves to hay and silage making.
Supporting farmers with Mycoplasma bovis compensation claims
The DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Lamb Compensation Assistance Team (DBCAT) was set up in September 2018 to facilitate M. bovis claims on behalf of affected farmers.
RMPP Action Network
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is a partner in the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Primary Growth Partnership programme, which concludes in September 2020.
Using genetics to enhance farm resilience
A new season of ram sales is upon us which provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our breeding objectives. A huge amount of work has been done over the decades by ram breeders up and down the country to produce genetic lines with all manner of attributes, from fibre diameter and growth rate to disease resilience and parasite resistance.
Complexities highlighted at Future Farm Open day
B+LNZ’s Future Farm is aimed at demonstrating, to farmers and others, how new technologies and systems impact performance, while maintaining the highest production standards within a leading environmental footprint.
Return of Red Meat Profit Partnership workshops
Back by popular demand, the Red Meat Profit Partnership is repeating two workshops for sheep and beef farmers next year – Farm Business Transition and Succession, and Aspiring to Farm Business Management and Ownership.
B+LNZ welcomes launch of NZ chapter of Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the establishment of a New Zealand chapter of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB).
Vigilance required against African Swine Fever
As African Swine Fever spreads across many Asian and European countries, pig owners in this country are being reminded to be vigilant with biosecurity and not feed pigs uncooked meat.
CEO Note – Busy time on climate, water, and biodiversity
With the government’s consultation on their freshwater proposals having finished last week and their recent announcement of the adoption of He Waka Eke Noa – the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment, it’s been an incredibly busy few months in the policy space for Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Dairy heifer grazing resources available on Beef + lamb New Zealand website
Growing-out dairy heifers plays a significant part in many dry stock businesses and Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ to promote best-practice dairy heifer management.
Farmers now able to estimate how much carbon their tree blocks are absorbing
New Zealand farmers can now estimate how much carbon their tree blocks are sequestering with a new addition to OverseerFM.
Independent TAG report supports ongoing improvements to M.bovis Programme
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the M. bovis Programme concludes that achieving eradication is feasible, and supports the changes the Programme has made over the past six months.