New research shows perils of mass forestry planting on productive sheep and beef land
Large scale conversion of sheep and beef farms to forestry as a result of the Zero Carbon Bill will have a significant negative impact on rural New Zealand, according to research released by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand backs vocational education changes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand supports the Government’s vocational educational reforms with the primary sector experiencing significant labour and skills shortages.
B+LNZ welcomes RMA review, encourages collaborative approach with primary sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the announcement of a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and is encouraging the government to work collaboratively with the primary sector to ensure that any proposed changes to the RMA maintain public participation, robust processes, enhance quality outcomes, and take account of the wider social, economic, cultural, and environmental well-beings of rural communities.
B+LNZ supports Biosecurity Act review, but care needed over new NAIT data changes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is very supportive of the review of the Biosecurity Act announced by Minister Damien O’Connor today, though it is urging care to be taken over proposed changes to farmers’ data in the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, and encourages the government to work closely with the primary sector to get the best outcome for both farmers and New Zealand.
B+LNZ backing Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is backing the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment as the best way for putting in place the right incentives and framework needed for the agricultural sector to achieve climate change outcomes.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand calls for science-based changes to Zero Carbon Bill
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is urging the Government to adopt a science-based approach to changes to the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill so the country can meet its Paris Agreement commitments while ensuring a more equitable framework for all sectors of the economy.
Sheep and beef on-farm inflation reaches 3 percent
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose twice as fast as consumer price inflation in the year to March 2019 with on-farm inflation at 3.0 percent, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation Report.
Taste Pure Nature award a win for entire red meat sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand was recognised last night at the inaugural Primary Industries Awards, with the team behind the project humbled at winning the Primary Industry Team Award.
Farmers strongly encouraged to follow best practice for winter grazing
New Zealand’s farming sector is focused on improving winter grazing and eliminating practices which impact on the environment and animal welfare.
B+LNZ welcomes WorkSafe recommendations on CPDs for quad bikes
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes WorkSafe's recommendation of using crush protection devices (CPDs) for quad bikes. Making sure every farmer is home safely at the end of each day is a priority for the sector.
Budget 2019 funding welcomed, but getting good regulatory settings still crucial
B+LNZ has welcomed the funding announced in the 2019 Budget for the primary sector and is looking forward to working with the government on how the initiatives announced are developed and delivered.