E-diary notices: 8 March 2024

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B+LNZ annual meeting voting closing on Wednesday, Have your say on NZMB industry good funding proposals, Get more Wormwise online, Catch the Rain webinars offer farming solutions

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This week’s notices: 

B+LNZ annual meeting voting closing on Wednesday

Voting for the B+LNZ annual meeting company resolutions and remits and the Northern North Island director elections closes at 2pm next Wednesday, 13 March. Voting should now be completed online as voting papers posted from today are unlikely to reach the Returning Officer before the close of voting – use the PIN and password for online voting found on voting papers. If you have any questions call 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352) or email enquiries@beeflambnz.com

Have your say on NZMB industry good funding proposals

Farmers are encouraged to have their say on a NZMB proposal to continue funding the Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) genetics programme and supporting a new Facial Eczema research project. The NZMB is recommending contributing up to $700,000 towards INZB and providing up to $1 million for the Facial Eczema programme. Farmers can provide feedback on funding the programmes, and a resolution on Director fees, by completing and posting the form enclosed in the NZMB-B+LNZ voting packs or by visiting the website. Farmers can also register online for the NZMB Annual Meeting on 15 March. More information can be found here.

Get more Wormwise online

B+LNZ Wormwise, the ultimate resource for sustainable parasite management in New Zealand livestock, has been refreshed and updated online. The new content on B+LNZ’s website contains practical insights, backed by New Zealand science, for anyone involved with managing parasites on New Zealand farms. The online information and resources complement Wormwise’s workshops, social media channels and engagement across sectors. Wormwise is funded and delivered by B+LNZ, working with DairyNZ, DINZ, MPI, Animal and Plant Health NZ and the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Visit www.beeflambnz.com/wormwise

Catch the Rain webinars offer farming solutions

Catch the Rain is a project focused on enhancing rainfall infiltration and soil moisture retention on non-irrigated pastoral farms. The project is running two informative, not-to-be-missed webinars sharing the latest research and techniques on issues many farmers grapple with. Don't miss the first webinar on regenerative grazing management on 13 March and the second on identifying your farm's limiting factors on 27 March. Catch the Rain is funded by B+LNZ and led by Quorum Sense. You can register using the following links: 'Regenerative grazing management' webinar and the 'Identifying your farm’s limiting factors' webinar.

Have you had your say on freshwater farm plans?

Our survey seeking farmer input on freshwater farm plans closes on Monday 11 March. If you haven’t already completed the survey, it only takes five minutes. B+LNZ does not support the current mandatory certified freshwater farm plan regulations and we’re looking to provide guidance to the Government on how the regulations should be amended, based on farmer input. To test support for B+LNZ’s existing positions, survey respondents are asked how strongly they agree or disagree with statements and can provide additional thoughts at the end. Find more info and complete the survey here.

Free webinar on Leptospirosis – 12pm Tuesday 19 March

Hosted by Zoetis veterinarian Laura Beasley, this informative webinar will feature rural specialists Matt Wyeth, Tim Scotland and Prof Jackie Benschop talking about their experiences with Leptospirosis, its impact, symptoms, the importance of diagnosis and the potentially severe consequences for humans and stock. Register here. B+LNZ provides farmers with advice on Leptospirosis such as after Cyclone Gabrielle – for more info see our Break-Feed podcast or the Leptospirosis New Zealand website, which B+LNZ supports.