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.
B+LNZ calls for critical changes in methane approach in Zero Carbon Bill
New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector is deeply concerned over the proposed treatment of methane and targets in the Zero Carbon Bill and is calling for critical changes to the bill.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand consulting with farmers on biosecurity levy increase
As part of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response, farmers will begin to receive consultation packs from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) on an increase to the maximum biosecurity levy for cattle from $0.45/head to $2/head in the coming days.
Environment Aotearoa reinforces importance of B+LNZ Environment Strategy and Implementation Plan
The release of the Environment Aotearoa 2019 report reinforces the importance of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Environment Strategy and Implementation plan, with sheep and beef farmers already taking ownership and action of their environmental impacts.
B+LNZ supports proposed changes to NAIT
Proposed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act announced by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor are sensible says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the organisation is looking forward to working with the Minister and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on progressing the changes and improving NAIT.
Taste Pure Nature origin brand launches in California
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has started the pilot rollout of its Taste Pure Nature country of origin brand campaign in California with early results very encouraging.
Parliamentary Commissioner shows the way on climate change
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s comprehensive report “Farms, Forests and Fossil Fuels” shows the clear way forward for New Zealand on climate change.
B+LNZ Annual Meeting highlights sector’s focus on environment and exports
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Annual Meeting in Timaru on 21 March has focused on how the conversation on food has changed, with consumers thinking more about the provenance of their food and how the country’s sheep and beef sector is using that to build a premium for New Zealand beef and lamb.
New faces join Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes new faces to its Board of Directors with the election of two new Farmer Directors, an appointment of a new Processor-Exporter Director, and a new Associate Director.
You’re invited to B+LNZ’s Annual Meeting
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Annual Meeting will be held in Timaru on Thursday 21 March 2019, with registrations now open for both the meeting itself as well as an exciting full day of events surrounding the Annual Meeting to update farmers on key industry initiatives and issues.