Farmers facing highest on-farm inflation since early 1980s
For the second year in a row, sheep and beef farmers are facing on-farm inflation levels not seen since the early 80s, and it’s having a significant impact on the agricultural sector and rural communities.
Government must push for emissions to be managed based on warming impact in climate change negotiations
The New Zealand Government must argue for an agreement that emissions are managed based on the warming impact of greenhouse gases on the planet at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference later this year.
Bionic Capsule use banned for lambing in 2023
Farmers are being urged to consider other options to support ewe performance over lambing following a ban on the sale and use of Bionic Capsules.
Eleven more commercial beef farmers join the B+LNZ Informing New Zealand Beef programme
Eleven more commercial beef farmers have been selected to take part in the ground-breaking Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) programme.
Informing New Zealand Beef research shows commercial beef farmers turning to genetic tools
Commercial beef farmers and breeders are increasingly seeking tools which provide more information on functional traits and enable them to better compare genetic traits, according to research for the Beef + Lamb New Zealand-funded Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) programme.
B+LNZ announces results of delayed 2023 Eastern North Island farmer director election
Pātoka sheep and beef farmer Patrick Crawshaw has been elected to the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) as the Eastern North Island farmer director.
NZ-UK Free Trade Agreement ratification great news for red meat sector
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the UK will deliver a major boost to Kiwi red meat exports by eventually allowing tariff-free access for beef and lamb into the UK.
NZ an international outlier by allowing 100 percent of emissions offsetting through forestry
New research has found New Zealand’s policy of allowing fossil fuel emitters to offset all their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by planting trees is at odds with the rest of the world, and it’s having a damaging impact on the agricultural sector and rural communities.
Climate Change Commission’s draft advice vindicates sheep and beef sector’s demands
The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice on the second emissions budget vindicates Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and other farmer group calls for urgent limits on the ability of fossil fuel emitters to offset their greenhouse gas emissions by planting trees on productive farmland.
National’s farm regulations announcement a ‘significant step in the right direction’
National’s first tranche of announcements today on changes to farm regulations is a significant step in the right direction, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) CEO Sam McIvor.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand responds to farmer concerns about emissions pricing
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is calling for the staged implementation of an agricultural emissions framework, starting with the establishment of a robust emissions measuring and reporting system, with a price on emissions not introduced until outstanding issues are resolved.