E-diary notices: 21 July 2023

// B+LNZ

Feedback sessions ending soon, bull nominations for Dairy Beef Progeny Test, B+LNZ’s ETS survey

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This week’s notices: 

Farmer feedback sessions – reporting back to farmers

The final farmer feedback session will be held in Te Tairāwhiti/Gisborne on 1 August. B+LNZ is planning to share with farmers what we have heard and the concrete actions we’ll be taking to respond to the feedback. Keep an eye out for confirmation of exact timings in early August. 

Bull nominations for Dairy Beef Progeny Test close Monday

Breeders have until Monday 24 July to nominate their bulls for the 2023 mating of the Dairy Beef Progeny Test. B+LNZ Genetics and co-funders, LIC, invite nominations from all sires and breeds. Find out more here.

Last chance to complete B+LNZ’s survey on proposed ETS changes

The Government is consulting on changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme. The proposed changes could help address the number of whole farms being sold for exotic forestry planting as a result of the increasing carbon price. This is a complicated area, and while the solutions won’t be simple, B+LNZ is looking to find a balance that works for all our farmers. To achieve this, we need feedback from farmers to better understand the range of views – please complete this survey which now closes this weekend. For more info, see our factsheet or watch our webinar recording