E-diary notices: 24 November 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

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

This week’s notices: 

Host an open farm day 

New Zealand’s national open farm day is set for Sunday 10 March 2024. B+LNZ encourages you to consider hosting an event as an opportunity to tell your farming story and better connect with urban Kiwis in your region. Providing an opportunity to have a genuine on-farm experience is hugely important for our industry and country. Learn more and register here.

Red Meat Report November issue

The latest issue of the Red Meat Report is now available. It covers a broad range of pre-and-post farmgate activities that B+LNZ and MIA have undertaken on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, and red meat processors, exporters and marketers over the past six months. Read the report and catch up on what’s happening in our sector.

Got sheep poo? Last week to join the Facial Eczema (FE) Research Study

Time is running out for farmers to take part in the first year of a unique study aiming to better understand the extent of FE across New Zealand. Anyone interested has until 1 December to sign up. Find out more.

Nominations for Sheep Progeny Test close this week

Ram nominations need to be received by the end of this week for the 2024 mating of the Sheep Central Progeny Test (CPT). It is open to maternal and terminal breeds and all mating will be via Artificial Insemination. More info and a nomination form is available here.

Last chance to share your views on beef genetics

The annual Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) industry survey closes on Monday 27 November. The survey seeks industry opinions on beef genetics and available genetic tools, helping to inform activities within the INZB programme but also, importantly, measures changes in views and the uptake of tools in the industry over time. Take the survey.