Get involved in an Action Group
Sheep and beef farmers are being encouraged to set up or join Action Groups to put their ideas into action, make positive changes on farm and improve their productivity and profitability.
Caution required when flushing ewes on lucerne
Farmers considering using lucerne as a flushing feed going into ewe mating should be cautious, particularly if the weather has been wet and warm.
Catchment members upskill at B+LNZ’s Catchment Facilitator Training Workshop
In March, 18 people gathered in Hamilton to undertake Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Catchment Facilitator Training Workshop as part of B+LNZ’s Catchment Community Programme.
Managing feed in extremely dry conditions
Last year, Beef + lamb New Zealand asked Waikato-based AgFirst consultant Bob Thomson to share his advice on putting together a feed plan when feed resources are tight. He also provided some practical tips for managing feed in drought conditions.
Red meat producers win farming’s supreme environmental award
Hawke’s Bay sheep, beef and deer farmers Evan and Linda Potter are the new National Ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing and recipients of the prestigious Gordon Stephenson Trophy.
Climate change consultation resources available
On this page you can find the resources we developed about the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to Government, including a recording of our webinar and factsheet. You can also read the submission we lodged on behalf of sheep and beef farmers.
A successful second national Open Farms Day
An estimated 2,500 Kiwis visited 37 farms last week as part of the nationwide Open Farms Day to get a slice of New Zealand’s farming life.
Industry collaboration benefiting red meat marketing campaigns
The value of the industry working collaboratively was highlighted in a presentation by The Alliance Group’s General Manager of Sales, Shane Kingston, at Beef + lamb New Zealand’ Annual Meeting last week.
Five focus areas identified for B+LNZ’s Future Farm
After a setting-up phase, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s first Future Farm will be focusing on five areas that reflect the challenges and opportunities facing today’s sheep and beef farmers.
Environmental issues take centre-stage at B+LNZ’s Annual Meeting
Over 150 farmers and industry leaders gathered in Invercargill earlier this week for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase.
M. bovis update
The Mycoplasma bovis programme is taking a fresh look at some of the formerly infected properties, applying new tracing tools and the greater knowledge of the disease to double-check that all risk of infection has been found.