Environmental enhancement is good for business
The Miller family from Southland were a New Zealand Farm Assurance-Plus programme pilot farm. They will be hosting a field trip on their property ‘Roslyn Downs’, as part of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Annual Meeting on March 17. This will be an opportunity for farmers to see what it takes to gain this accreditation, look at the environmental work the family has been carrying out over the past 20 years and how this complements their high-performing livestock operation.
Preparing the ram team for mating
If farmers haven’t done so already, now is the time they should be giving their ram team a health-check to ensure they are fit and ready for mating in the coming weeks.
Warmer autumn could worsen feed deficits in some regions
Despite recent rain in many areas, farmers in regions such as Northland, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and South Canterbury are being urged to monitor their soil moisture levels closely.
Learning lessons from New Zealand’s response to Mycoplasma bovis
An independent review of the Mycoplasma bovis Programme is being carried out to identify lessons that can be learned from New Zealand’s largest biosecurity response.
Window of opportunity to lift ewe condition
Sheep farmers in many parts of the country have the next six to eight weeks to lift the condition of their lighter ewes before the ram goes out.
Update on environment work
We wanted to update you on some key areas we’re working on in the environment space – including getting the essential freshwater rules fixed and responding to the Climate Change Commission’s consultation on its draft advice to Government.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for farmers
Our main priority is keeping farmers, food producers and staff healthy and safe. We're closely monitoring Government advice regarding the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
B+LNZ calls for farmers to book pregnancy scanners early
While most rams have yet to go out, farmers are being asked to book their sheep scanners in early to highlight any shortages in scanner availability due to COVID-19 border entry restrictions.
NZFAP+ trial shows New Zealand’s sustainably produced beef across entire supply chain
A year-long trial of the New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP+) standards on farms and right through the entire supply chain shows New Zealand’s sustainable difference can be independently verified through the programme.
Join B+LNZ’s Annual Meeting & Showcase 2021
Come along to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Annual Meeting & Showcase on 17 March 2021 in Invercargill, Southland. Join us for an exciting, full day programme of events to update farmers on key industry initiatives and issues. Registrations have now opened.
Generation Next’s brain food
No skill is more important than the ability to feed yourself and this was just one of the skills B+LNZ’s Generation Next students learnt in the course’s final module, Meat Appreciation.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand response to Climate Change Commission report
The Climate Change Commission’s focus on reducing the country’s fossil fuel emissions and its recognition that large-scale forestry planting is not the long-term solution is encouraging says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.