E-diary notices: 20 October 2023

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

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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

To sign up to e-diaries, create/login to a B+LNZ online account, go to ‘Account settings’ and select the e-diary box – you’ll be asked to pick which region/s you want to receive e-diaries for.  

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

This week’s notices: 

Levypayers sought for Directors’ remuneration committees – closes today (Friday)

The B+LNZ Board and the New Zealand Meat Board are looking to appoint members to their respective new Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committees. The committees will review and recommend Director remuneration for livestock farmer approval by voting. Two levypayers are required for B+LNZ and one for NZMB, along with a Chair to serve across both committees. If you pay sheepmeat or beef levies and have governance experience (eg on a Board/Advisory Board) and are interested in being part of these important advisory groups, find out more here, including how to apply. Closes 5pm today, Friday 20 October.  

We want your sheep poo

You can play your part in shaping the future tools and solutions for Facial Eczema (FE) management in New Zealand by taking a walk in a paddock. B+LNZ is embarking on the first-ever study of its kind, and we need your help to collect sheep poo. Our goal is to understand how widespread FE is across New Zealand. Read our media release for more information.

Last chance to have your say on M. bovis consultation

Consultation on proposals to change the approach to eradicating Mycoplasma bovis closes Monday, 23 October. The proposals include moving the management of eradicating M. bovis from the Ministry for Primary Industries to OSPRI, establishing a National Pest Management Plan, and decreasing farmer levies to finance the programme. Now that there are no known cases of infection, it is appropriate to begin focusing on surveillance to provide confidence that the disease is absent from New Zealand, while ensuring capability is there to respond to and control any future cases of infection that currently remain undetected. You can have your say by visiting the MPI website

PrimaryITO Training Advisers available

What skills do your staff need to achieve your farm goals? Get in touch with your local Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga Training Adviser today to support your business success through on-job training. Visit www.primaryito.ac.nz/support. B+LNZ is proud to work alongside Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga to ensure we invest in growing, training and retaining people in the sector.

Sheep farmers asked for their views about genetics

B+LNZ invites sheep farmers, stud breeders and rural professionals to share their views on sheep genetics and their use of the available genetic tools in the industry. By participating in the short survey, you'll also have an opportunity to win a $100 Prezzy Card. Take the survey here.

Farm Without Harm podcast

Interested in reducing harm on farm and fostering a culture of care within our farming communities? Tune into the latest Scene + Herd podcast to hear Safer Farms chair Lindy Nelson discussing the Farm Without Harm strategy, the 'Half Arsed Stops Here' campaign and how farmers can get involved in this innovative programme.