Using genetics to enhance farm resilience
A new season of ram sales is upon us which provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our breeding objectives. A huge amount of work has been done over the decades by ram breeders up and down the country to produce genetic lines with all manner of attributes, from fibre diameter and growth rate to disease resilience and parasite resistance.
Complexities highlighted at Future Farm Open day
B+LNZ’s Future Farm is aimed at demonstrating, to farmers and others, how new technologies and systems impact performance, while maintaining the highest production standards within a leading environmental footprint.
B+LNZ invites director nominations and remits for Annual Meeting
Today nominations have opened for two Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) director roles and one role on B+LNZ’s Directors Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC), and the call has gone out for farmer remits for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Return of Red Meat Profit Partnership workshops
Back by popular demand, the Red Meat Profit Partnership is repeating two workshops for sheep and beef farmers next year – Farm Business Transition and Succession, and Aspiring to Farm Business Management and Ownership.
B+LNZ welcomes launch of NZ chapter of Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the establishment of a New Zealand chapter of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB).
Vigilance required against African Swine Fever
As African Swine Fever spreads across many Asian and European countries, pig owners in this country are being reminded to be vigilant with biosecurity and not feed pigs uncooked meat.
CEO Note – Busy time on climate, water, and biodiversity
With the government’s consultation on their freshwater proposals having finished last week and their recent announcement of the adoption of He Waka Eke Noa – the Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment, it’s been an incredibly busy few months in the policy space for Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand will continue to push for science based methane targets
Bipartisan support for the Zero Carbon Act will provide certainty for farmers about the framework for emissions, but sheep and beef farmers are disappointed the methane targets remain unchanged.
Still work to do on the Zero Carbon Bill and methane targets
“There is still critical work to be done on the Zero Carbon Bill and its methane targets to ensure the Bill achieves its own objectives,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Chief Executive Sam McIvor.
RCEP reaches important milestone
Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the announcement that 15 of the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) members have agreed the text of the agreement and essentially all their market access issues.
Dairy heifer grazing resources available on Beef + lamb New Zealand website
Growing-out dairy heifers plays a significant part in many dry stock businesses and Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ to promote best-practice dairy heifer management.
Essential freshwater consultation
With a number of environmental issues currently being consulted on by the government, B+LNZ is running an Environmental Issues Farmer Roadshow to help farmers understand what's going on, get feedback from farmers on their thoughts on the policies being proposed, and to provide advice for farmers wanting to make a submission.