New website launched for the Hill Country Futures Research Programme
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), alongside partnering organisations, has launched a new website for the ground-breaking Hill Country Futures research programme.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand launches winter grazing campaign
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has launched a winter grazing campaign to ensure animals are well fed, in good health and farmers look after the environment.
Emissions Trading Scheme ineffective without limits on exotic forestry offsets by fossil fuel emitters
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be ineffective in reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions without having strong safeguards in place to prevent the conversion of huge swathes of productive land into carbon farming. This failure will take the focus away from actually reducing fossil fuel emissions, which are required to address climate change.
Sheep and beef sector cautiously positive about Government’s Essential Freshwater Announcement
“The sheep and beef sector is cautiously positive about the Government’s announcement today but needs to see the detail of the actual regulations and some concerns still remain,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) CEO Sam McIvor.
Positive outlook for sheepmeat and beef exports despite COVID-19, drought impacts
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update 2019-20 has a positive outlook for New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports for the 2019-20 season, despite significant disruption from COVID-19 and widespread drought.
E-commerce campaign to boost New Zealand lamb sales in China
A new campaign to boost online sales of New Zealand lamb in China is being launched in a joint initiative by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and leading food company Alliance Group.
Solution for Southland farmers' winter consents
A solution has been found for Southland farmers who may require a new wintering consent, or variation, this year.
B+LNZ says drought recovery fund a welcome initiative
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s announcement of a $500,000 fund to help farmers and growers recover from the drought is a welcome initiative as the sector deals with the ongoing impacts from both the drought and COVID-19.
Review of methane contribution a step in the right direction
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed Climate Change Minister James Shaw’s request to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to review and provide advice to the Government on New Zealand’s international greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Soil sensors in the living room – how science keeps going during lockdown
Although New Zealand’s still in COVID-19 lockdown, it hasn’t stopped scientists at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research from devising some ingenious home-based workarounds, to make sure that their research can keep going even if they aren’t allowed to go into the field to do their fieldwork.
New analysis on meat processing capacity released
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service and the Meat Industry Association have released an assessment of processing capacity across the country and the potential impact on waiting times for farmers.
B+LNZ Annual Meeting successfully held via livestream
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd (B+LNZ) successfully held its Annual Meeting via livestream on Wednesday 8 April after the originally scheduled event in New Plymouth wasn’t able to be held due to the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.