E-diary notices: 16 Feb 2024

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E-dairies notice 16 Feb

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: 

Update on 2024 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Annual Meeting and Showcase

Registrations are now open for this year’s B+LNZ Annual Meeting and Showcase, on Tuesday 19 March in Nelson. The day will start with a field trip to Moutere Downs where you can learn about the Moore family’s future-focused sheep and beef operation, the B+LNZ research underway to address animal health challenges, and more about Tasman-based 2023 B+LNZ Award winners Repost Ltd and Pearl Veal. The Annual Meeting will be held from 2.15pm at the Rutherford Hotel. This week farmers received an email about the Annual Meeting voting packs, which are starting to arrive in mailboxes. If you haven’t received a pack by the end of next week, please call 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352) or email enquiries@beeflambnz.com

National Lamb Day celebrated across the country

National Lamb Day (16 February) was celebrated across the country this week, starting with an early parliamentary lunch hosted by Minister Todd McClay. Around 40 MPs and Ministers attended wearing their National Lamb Day t-shirts. Social media was full of conversations about the significance of our sector and how people were having their lamb – we’ve shared some to our Facebook page here. Southern Field Days also buzzed with conversations about NZ Lamb with The Rock FM broadcasting their drivetime show from the grounds. Our team, stationed at site A89, engaged with farmers and hosted competitions in collaboration with B+LNZ Inc.

Apply now for Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Applications are now open for the second intake of the 2024 Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, designed for individuals passionate about evolving as change leaders within the food and fibre sector. The programme provides essential strategic, leadership, and critical thinking skills. The programme runs for 18 days in-person and is spread over six months. Visit the official website to learn more and apply. The application deadline is 14 April, and the programme begins on 18 June.