Beef finishing on legumes: Part 2
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. In the second of a two-part series, the Taylers outline their bloat mitigation strategies.
Scholarship programme for agricultural apprentices welcomed
An initiative offering scholarships to apprentices working in the agricultural and horticultural industries is being welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
B+LNZ, MIA and NZMB update on Brexit
It continues to be a highly uncertain time in the United Kingdom (UK) with the 31 October Brexit date less than three weeks away. There are still a range of scenarios which may play out in the next couple of days and weeks, including another extension to the exit deadline, or that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place.
B+LNZ farmer submission template for freshwater proposals now available
B+LNZ has developed a submission template for farmers wanting to have their say on the government’s freshwater proposals.
Beef finishing on legumes
Southland couple Matt and Shona Tayler are pushing boundaries by finishing cattle on lucerne and legume-based pastures. It is a high-risk, high-reward system but the couple, through Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Innovation Farm programme are managing the risks and reaping the rewards. In part one of a two-part series we look at why legumes have become an important part of the Tayler’s business.
New B+LNZ Genetics General Manager appointed
Dan Brier has been appointed Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics (BLG) new General Manager.
Case study on bulls: Richard Morrison
If you’re selling or leasing bulls this spring ‘understand the risks’ and know the animal’s history around movements and health, says Manawatu beef farmer Richard Morrison.
Dairy with a side of beef: Part 2
In the second of a two-part series looking at Adrian and Pauline Ball’s Award-winning Waikato dairy/dairy beef business, we look at the genetics they use and the way incorporating beef has allowed the Balls to reduce their environmental footprint.
Freshwater update: What are the key issues + farmer conference call
We are now into the third week of the government’s consultation on the Essential Freshwater proposals, which after requests to the Ministry for the Environment (MfE), has been extended to accept submissions until 31 October.
One pager highlights key issues in proposed Essential Freshwater policy
A “what-farmers-need-to-know” one pager has been produced by Beef + Lamb New Zealand to advise farmers about key concerns in the government’s proposed Essential Freshwater policy.
Dairy with a side of beef
Waikato dairy and dairy beef farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball won the Supreme Award at this year’s Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards and the prestigious Gordon Stephenson Trophy at the Ballance Farm Environment Awards National Showcase.