The following provides information for preparing for and responding to floods, including fact-sheets, and links to websites and organisations that can help provide you with support.
Apprentice graduates to training others
Matt Lane’s apprenticeship with Primary ITO helped land him his first management role where he’s now supporting other apprentices. B+LNZ is proud to financially contribute to every sheep and beef enrolment at Primary ITO.
Processing update: August 2022
Here’s another update on livestock processing from the Meat Industry Association, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers.
50 GHG workshops in 30 days
It’s a busy time for Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and its partner organisations with 50 Greenhouse Gas Calculator and Action Plan workshops planned in just 30 days.
B+LNZ to exit Future Farm
After reviewing current and future priorities, Beef + Lamb New Zealand has made the decision to exit Lanercost, its hill country Future Farm next March.
Maximising triplet lamb survival
High quality feed, reduced stocking rates and shelter will all help enhance triplet lamb survival and ultimately benefit the bottom line.
Wormwise, a partnership overseen by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Animal Plant Health New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries, provides farmers with independent, science-backed information to effectively and sustainably manage worms and minimise drench resistance issues – lifting productivity and the welfare of livestock.
Conference highlights opportunities for NZ’s red meat sector
Climate change, carbon, innovation and opportunities were themes that emerged from the Red Meat Sector conference held in Christchurch this week. Over 300 people attended the conference, where attendees heard about global trends.
Advocacy update: biodiversity and sequestration
Farmers are grappling with an unprecedented amount of new and proposed environmental rules. Here’s an update on what B+LNZ is doing to get the best outcomes for farmers.
Vigilance needed as foot and mouth disease spreads through Indonesia
The discovery of fragments of foot and mouth disease virus in pork products in Australia is another reminder of the need for vigilance while the disease outbreak continues in Indonesia.
Soil and fertiliser factsheets
The Hill Country Futures Partnership programme has created a series of factsheets to support farmers and rural professionals to make informed decisions around soil assessment and fertiliser use to optimise growth of forages for their farm system.