Foot and mouth disease update
You may be aware of the recent discovery of foot and mouth disease (FMD) viral fragments on imported dried pork “floss” in Australia.
Sheep and beef farmers well represented in BFEA Awards
Sheep and or beef farmers were well represented in the line-up of supreme winners in the regional round of this year’s Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Carbon workshops a big hit with farmers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Trees within Farms: Opportunities with Carbon workshops are a big hit with farmers throughout the county.
Dextrose aids newborn lamb survival
Lambing is getting underway in many regions and farmers are encouraged to put together a lambing kit to ensure they have everything they need on-hand when doing a lambing beat.
Q&A with Moerewa farm intern Rana-Jade
Rana-Jade is completing Level 4 of the Whangarei A&P Society Farm Intern programme. She’s working on a 213ha beef property in Moerewa whilst studying. Read her story.
Use of cover crops encouraged
Farmers who are intensively grazing forage crops are being encouraged to consider planting a catch crop to make use of the nutrients left in the paddock once grazing has finished.
Biodiversity submission guidance
The following was emailed to farmers on 13 July.
Nominations open for across-breed Beef Progeny Test
Nominations are open for sires to be considered for use in the ground-breaking Informing New Zealand Beef Progeny Test.
Protecting our industry from foot and mouth disease
Farmers are being reminded to be particularly stringent with their on-farm biosecurity as foot and mouth disease spreads through popular tourist destinations such as Bali and other parts of Indonesia.
Apply now for AWDT’s Generation Change
The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) are running ‘Generation Change’, a one-day workshop and mentoring programme preparing young women to make an impact in food and fibre.
Update on indigenous biodiversity
The following was emailed to farmers on 7 July. UPDATE: due to technical issues, some farmers may not have received this email or may receive it late – we apologise for this.