Genetics offer long-term Facial Eczema control
As humidity rises so do Facial Eczema (FE) spore counts and sheep farmers in affected regions could consider using genetics for the long-term control of the disease.
Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity consultation
Protecting New Zealand’s iconic flora and fauna is integral to the future of farming and the Government is consulting on how it can protect New Zealand's native biodiversity.
OverseerFM in action on Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Future Farm
OverseerFM is proving valuable as a resource management and decision-making tool on Lanercost, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new Future Farm in North Canterbury.
Biosecurity readiness and response meat levy
We want to let you know that beef farmers will pay a new levy to contribute to the response to Mycoplasma bovis from 1 March 2020.
Important Mycoplasma bovis update for farmers: National Beef Survey
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) as part of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.
Facial Eczema – a perennial scourge
Warm summer temperatures bring with them the heightened risk of the production-limiting disease Facial Eczema.
Chairman and CEO's end of year note
B+LNZ's Chairman Andrew Morrison and CEO Sam McIvor reflect on what's been a busy year in the rural sector and look to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us in 2020.
Update on Brexit
Following the UK elections on 12 December, here is an update on Brexit, what the next steps are likely to be and their implications for you.
An update on the Mycoplasma bovis Programme
M. bovis is one of the greatest biosecurity challenges we have faced in New Zealand and 2019 has been a challenging year for the eradication effort, especially for our farmers who have been affected.
Update on B+LNZ’s support for farmer-led catchment community groups
Beef and Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) encourages and supports farmers to work together at a significant scale through our Catchment Community Group (CCG) programme. This is a key component of our Environmental Strategy to delivering our vision of profitable farmers, thriving farming communities, valued by all New Zealanders.
Best practice required for summer forage crops
Farmers feeding summer forage crops need to be mindful of best management practices to ensure soil and nutrients stay within the paddock and don’t end up in waterways.