New book highlights red meat sector’s contribution to NZ economy
This week, 'Meeting Change: the NZ Red Meat Story 1997–2022' was released. Commissioned by the New Zealand Meat Board, it outlines our sector’s achievements over the past 25 years and its vital contribution to the national economy.
B+LNZ staff working around the globe for best trade deals
B+LNZ staff are continuing their work in the US, UK, and EU to achieve the best possible trade outcomes for farmers.
Body condition and feed beats pre-lamb drenching
In the lead-up to lambing, farmers are being advised not to blanket drench ewes, particularly with long-acting drench products.
Update on B+LNZ’s advocacy on carbon farming
We’ve repeatedly called for urgent Government action on the wholesale conversion of sheep and beef farms for carbon farming. B+LNZ is not anti-forestry and sees huge opportunities for the integration of trees on farms. Here’s an update on our work in this area.
Celebrating Matariki – the Māori New Year
Matariki is an integral part of New Zealand’s Māori agribusiness.
More on how emissions pricing could affect you
Farmers are telling us they want to know what agricultural emissions pricing could mean for their businesses. While the Government has yet to make a decision on the system and prices, B+LNZ is working on guidance on how to estimate potential costs using existing tools.
B+LNZ calls for improvements to latest biodiversity reforms
The following was emailed to farmers on 16 June 2022.
Setting up lucerne stands for spring
With the correct management, lucerne can be a high-yielding, high-quality spring and summer forage. To maximise crop yields and stand longevity, lucerne needs to be spelled in autumn to allow root reserves to replenish and in winter, weeds need to be controlled.
Decades of weather data could support better farm planning
Twenty-five years of weather data from a central Otago farm is being analysed to see if it could help farmers plan better around temperature and moisture variations across different altitudes and aspects.
Agriculture emissions pricing recommendations released
The following was emailed to farmers on 8 June.
Taste Pure Nature takes over L.A. Times
Taste Pure Nature recently partnered with the L.A. Times to launch a month long digital campaign focused on targeting new Conscious Foodie consumers. The campaign forms part of the programme’s strategy to build awareness and consideration for New Zealand grass-fed beef and lamb in new and creative ways.