E-diary notices: 1 March 2024

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Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?


Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?

This page contains this week’s e-diary national notices. 

If there’s something you want to know specific to your region, contact your local extension manager – find their details here

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See elsewhere on our website for other e-diary info: 

This week’s notices: 

Annual meeting voting

Voting packs should have arrived for everyone on B+LNZ’s electoral roll. You’re on the roll if you previously received voting packs for B+LNZ annual meetings or referendums – you don’t need to register again. If you haven’t received a pack, contact us on 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352) or by email at enquiries@beeflambnz.com. If you’re not already on the roll you can register using these contacts any time before midday on 12 March and you’ll then be able to vote online. To be eligible to vote a livestock farmer must, on 30 June 2023, have owned at least 250 sheep, or 50 beef cattle, or 100 dairy cattle.

Important reminder for NZFAP farmers

As part of a recent update to the New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP) Standard, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for any chemicals held on farm must be readily accessible in a hard copy or electronic form. This will mean the information is easily available in the event of an emergency such as an accident on farm. The supplier of the product should provide a copy on the purchase of the product. If you are unable to locate a copy, it may be available online or you can contact the retailer. 

Explore alternatives to pine at field days

Curious about tree options beyond pine? Register here for a free field day hosted by NZ Farm Forestry, supported by Te Uru Rākau, starting in March. Explore alternative tree choices, gaining insights into regional growth and discovering sustainable farm forestry options. B+LNZ supports the integration of trees on farm and is working with Te Uru Rākau on Trees Within Farms workshops.

B+LNZ Chair’s “Pitch a Policy” speech for the Bluegreens Conference

B+LNZ Chair Kate Acland recently spoke at the Bluegreens Conference about an enduring policy framework for the environment that enables farming excellence, incentivises action, supports activities such as catchment community groups and celebrates the fantastic work that farmers are doing. You can read Acland’s speech here.