Low Input Progeny Test highlights power of genetics
Genetics are a powerful tool to help address the animal health, welfare and labour issues that challenge the sheep industry and add significant cost to producers.
Applications open for 2023 Generation Next programme
Applications are open for the 2023 intake of B+LNZ’s nationwide Generation Next programme.
Taste Pure Nature boosts aspiration to buy New Zealand grass-fed beef and lamb
Throughout 2022, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) continued to build awareness and aspiration to buy New Zealand grass-fed beef and lamb in the U.S. and China through its Taste Pure Nature brand marketing programme.
Update on recent advocacy: sequestration, biodiversity and forestry
We’re encouraged by the Government’s announcement about sequestration as part of ag emissions pricing. However we’ve called on them to shelve biodiversity decisions and for a review into the impact of its environmental agenda on farmers and rural communities. We’ve also made a submission on proposed carbon and plantation forestry rules.
Bulls selected for across-breed Beef Progeny Test
The third mating of the Informing New Zealand Beef Programme’s across-breed Beef Progeny Test is about to get underway using 19 bulls selected from this year’s nominations.
Report finds Northland’s Extension 350 farming programme a success
Northland’s Extension 350 (E350) agri-extension and development programme has been successful in helping regional farmers reach their goals.
Farmer meeting breaks down climate science
Internationally-renowned expert Professor Dave Frame recently appeared at a Southland farmer meeting to explain the science behind climate change, the use of metrics such as GWP*, the interaction with policy – and what it all means for farmers.
Growing network of women in NZ’s red meat sector
Meat Business Women, a global network for women working across the red meat sector, is gathering momentum in New Zealand since its launch in 2019.
Commercial beef farmers join the B+LNZ Informing New Zealand Beef programme
The first ten commercial beef farmers have been selected to take part in the ground-breaking Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) programme.
B+LNZ demands changes for a more equitable and fair emissions pricing system
In its submission to the Government, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has rejected the proposed agricultural emissions pricing system and called for essential changes to ensure the resulting system does not disproportionately impact sheep and beef farmers.
Keeping the weaning date flexible
Weaning time is looming and farmers are encouraged to consider a number of factors when deciding when to wean, rather than sticking to a specific date every year.
Last chance to make a submission on emissions pricing
Today (Friday) consultation on the Government’s agricultural emissions pricing proposals closes – you have until 11.59pm tonight to make a submission, and we’ve provided tools to help you. We’ll provide more info on B+LNZ’s submission, and the He Waka Eke Noa partners’, in next week’s e-diaries.