CEO Note: The first quarter 2019
With the first quarter of 2019 already done and dusted and the Easter break upon us, I wanted to use this opportunity to update you on the first three months for Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Proactive management needed as dry weather continues
Some areas of the country are experiencing very dry conditions going into winter and this makes carrying out an autumn feed budget critical.
You are what you eat?
Can changing what New Zealand livestock eat reduce the country’s emissions of methane and nitrous oxide?
Money can grow on trees
B+LNZ is rolling out a series of “Farms, Trees and Carbon” workshops nationally to help farmers understand the financial opportunities available to them from integrating forestry (either pine or native) into their farm. This includes understanding opportunities under the One Billion Trees fund.
AgInnovation to showcase latest sheep and beef sector thinking
The popular AgInnovation conference is back for 2019 on Wednesday 15 May in Palmerston North, with an exciting line up of speakers set to bring to life the latest in innovative thinking, technology, and management practices for sheep and beef farmers.
Setting up for Spring
Attention to pasture management now will pay dividends in spring when high-quality feed is required to realise the potential of next season’s lamb crop.
Measuring progress on your farm with KPIs and benchmarking
The Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) recently launched a revised set of online financial KPI calculators. Benchmarking has now been added so you can compare your farm business against other farms and farm classes in your region.
Dry weather makes autumn feed budget critical
As ewe mating gets underway, farmers need to be thinking about how they are going to provide high quality feed for those ewes at lambing.
Brexit uncertainty continues, New Zealand prepared for all eventualities
If you’ve followed the news this week you’ll have seen that uncertainty is continuing over Brexit and when, if at all, the UK will leave the European Union and under what conditions.
Ram harnesses a tool for improved flock productivity
Ram harnesses are a useful tool for feed allocation but they can also help identify unmated hoggets that will have higher lifetime performance.
Introducing the 2019 Sheep Industry Ambassadors: Part 2
Beef + Lamb New Zealand have selected two Sheep Industry Ambassadors to represent this country at the Australia – New Zealand – United States Sheep Industry Ambassadors programme (formerly known as TriLamb). They are Tom Whitford from Northern Waikato and Cameron Russell from Southland. New Zealand will be hosting the 2019 programme and the Ambassadors will be touring New Zealand in late March. In part two, we meet Cameron Russell.