New Zealand’s sheep flock decreases due to drought
The total number of sheep in New Zealand decreased 2.3 percent over the past year to 26.21 million, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)’s annual stock number survey.
Native Forests report an important contribution to progressing environmental outcomes
B+LNZ has welcomed the release of 'Native Forests: Resetting the balance', a report by the Aotearoa Circle that sets out how native planting could be incentivised and accelerated to improve New Zealand’s biodiversity and in turn improve climate change outcomes.
Research into market potential of regenerative agriculture gets a boost
Research announced by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) earlier this year into the global market potential of regenerative agriculture has received a $390,000 funding boost from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes primary sector jobs campaign
The launch of a new campaign to attract people to the food and fibre sector jobs has been welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
Farmer workshop for staying positive under pressure
Launching this August, 'Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence' is an online workshop supporting farmers to respond to uncertainty and change with meaningful action that bolsters wellbeing and self-value.
Innovative soil research project underway in Otago
The Soil Your Undies Otago research project has kicked off, asking participants to ‘soil’ undies.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes plans to revitalise wool sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the release of a new report aimed at making the strong wool sector more sustainable and profitable.
B+LNZ’s Economic Service celebrates 70th anniversary
This month marks the 70th anniversary of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service, which was initially set up in 1950 to help a struggling post-war sheep sector.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and LIC collaborate for bull progeny testing
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics and LIC have joined forces to fulfill growing demand for quality beef genetics suitable for New Zealand dairy cows and support a continued focus on animal welfare by making superior beef genetics easier for dairy farmers to access.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand not convinced by RMA tool in afforestation debate
The Labour Party’s announcement that resource consent will be required for highly productive farmland to be converted into forestry is unlikely to address the issue of large-scale conversion of sheep and beef farms created by the Emissions Trading Scheme.
New research funded for facial eczema tolerance testing
A pilot study investigating the potential of a groundbreaking facial eczema (FE) tolerance test is being launched in July.
Sheep and beef on-farm inflation low, mainly due to low interest rates
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose at a very slow pace in the year to March 2020. On-farm inflation was 0.4 percent, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation Report.