B+LNZ’s thoughts with rural communities in Nelson and north-western Queensland
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Chairman Andrew Morrison says the thoughts of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers are with rural communities in both Nelson - who have been impacted by the Pigeon Valley fire - and those in north-western Queensland following the recent heavy flooding there.
Preparing hill blocks for spring clover production
Hill country sheep farmers should be identifying and strategically grazing their north and west-facing lambing blocks now to maximise production off these areas in spring.
Voting opens in B+LNZ director elections, Annual Report 2018 released
Voting is now open in Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) two director elections for its Western North Island and Central South Island districts as well as for two resolutions to be presented at the Annual Meeting.
Lambs Versus Ewes – which gets the quality feed?
Do you have enough high-quality feed available on your farm to both finish lambs and have all of your ewes in optimum condition going into mating?
Health and safety heads-up
On average, 17 people die in farm workplace accidents every year. In addition to deaths, there are thousands of injuries that lead to a loss of productivity and income for farmers.
900 farmers now taking part in RMPP Action Network
There are 110 Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Network Groups now operating, with 900 farmers involved, according to the latest statistics.
B+LNZ launches Farm Trees and Carbon Workshops
Capturing the opportunities presented by the Emissions Trading Scheme and various climate change mitigation programmes is the focus of a newly-launched Beef + Lamb New Zealand workshop.
Entries open for Ahuwhenua Young Maori Farmer Award (Sheep and Beef)
The winner of the 2017 Ahuwhenua Young Maori Farmer Award (sheep and beef) is encouraging other young Maori sheep and beef farmers to enter this prestigious competition.
Farming Under the Spotlight: Part Two
In part two of a series looking at the challenges and opportunities facing the red meat sector, ANZCO Food’s agribusiness manager Alan McDermott talks about customer satisfaction, quality assurance and next steps for farmers.
The 2019 Australia – New Zealand – United States Sheep Industry Ambassador Programme: Applications open
Are you passionate about the sheep industry? Do you demonstrate leadership potential? Are you actively farming and have direct involvement in the sheep industry? Would you benefit from international exposure? If you answer “yes” to these questions, then we’d like to hear from you!
B+LNZ taking action following Taratahi closure
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is concerned that the closure of the Taratahi Agricultural Training Institute (Taratahi) will have a serious impact on the ability of the primary sector to develop the workforce capability it requires. B+LNZ will be using the results of its 2018 review of sheep and beef sector capability needs to help design a better solution for sector skill development.