Cairns Group Farm Leaders reaffirm the importance of The Open, Fair and Rules-Based Trade of Agricultural Goods to Food Security during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cairns Group Farm leaders strongly support the joint statement issued on the 31 March by the heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) which calls on governments to minimise the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food.
B+LNZ launches winter grazing campaign
The start of winter heralds the launch of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s winter grazing campaign which reminds farmers of the importance of following best practice management.
Scanning presents opportunity to be strategic with feed resources
Foetal aging and Body Condition Scoring are two powerful tools farmers can use at scanning to help make the most efficient and effective use of limited feed resources.
Simple Feed Budget available to help farmers manage feed
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Simple Feed Budget in one of a suite of tools and resources available to help support farmers grappling with tight winter feed supplies.
Profound results for Action Group focused on benchmarking and lifting performance
“This Action Group is different from most others in that our members decided from the outset to focus on benchmarking,” says Steven Howarth, facilitator of the King Country AgFirst Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group.
COVID-19 boosts Kiwi’s positive perceptions of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farming
The latest UMR results show COVID-19 appears to be having a positive impact on New Zealanders’ views of sheep and beef farmers.
The importance of people in your farm team
Ian Evans farms a 390ha hill country sheep and beef farm at Matahuru in Northern Waikato alongside his wife Kirsten and children Connor and Lucy. He recently joined the Mid Northern North Island Farmer Council and has a strong passion for the agricultural sector and its future prosperity. Ian shares his insights into the importance of having a good team around you – officially and unofficially.
Team effort to keeping NZ’s red meat exports moving during lockdown
Ensuring this country’s red meat exports have the necessary documentation to allow access into overseas markets is a complicated task on a good day.
Unlocking market potential in China
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), in partnership with three New Zealand export companies, launched the Taste Pure Nature brand in selected retail outlets in Shandong, China.
Waikato Regional Council Plan Change 1 update
While sheep and beef farmers have welcomed the majority of outcomes of the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 process, there are still some points that require work.
Plan early and communicate
This year can be chalked up as another of those ‘character building’ seasons. If the drought wasn’t enough, then COVID-19 gave farmers additional challenges to negotiate. Those that have experienced droughts in the past know how important it is to try and limit the financial impact to a shorter timeframe as possible. Te Kuiti-based ANZ Agri Manager Sian Mitchell provides some timely financial planning advice.