Posts tagged "Beef + Lamb NZ"

Significant others take significant time out to support rural women

[14 August/Stuff NZ] Beef and Lamb NZ, Rural Support Trust and Rural Women hosted an event which aimed to get women from farms to have a break from on-farm work and listen to speakers. Speakers at the event discussed the new generation of food producers, global food trends and their impact, the rural-urban divide, using...

Lambs saved from wintry deaths in indoor lambing trial

[16 August/Stuff NZ] A three year indoor lambing trial funded by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Blenheim helped to reduce rates deaths for triplet and quad-bearing ewes and their lambs. Ewe deaths were down from 10 per cent to 3 per cent, and lamb deaths were down from 33 per cent to 21 per...

Sector mainly open to GE review

[19 August/Farmers Weekly] Calls to rework genetic engineering regulations have been largely welcomed by the primary sector as producers seek out options to deal with gas emissions, nutrient loses and market opportunities for healthier produce. Professor Scott has described the existing GE regulations as obsolete and stymieing New Zealand’s efforts to keep pace with global...

Big tick for farmers

[09 August/Farmers Weekly] The red meat industry hopes to ramp up its Taste Pure Nature brand campaign on the back of the latest international climate change report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report is being welcomed by New Zealand farming leaders as an endorsement of our low impact systems and...

Some areas are too wet for cows

[09 August/Farmers Weekly] Parts of some Southland farms are unsuited to wintering stock on crops, according to Federated Farmers Provincial President Geoffrey Young after a social media campaign has revealed photographs of stock being wintered on crops in unacceptable conditions. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has created a taskforce in response. Compliance Manager of Environment Southland,...

Making history in unravelling emissions

[23 July / Dairy News] 11 primary sector groups have agreed to work with the government to tackle climate change and include DairyNZ, Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ. The 11 groups make up nearly half NZ’s total emissions and jointly are the largest contributor to our greenhouse gas emissions. The groups are working together...

UK veterinary agreement ensures status quo for exporters

[25 January/The Country] The signing of a veterinary agreement between the UK and New Zealand during the Prime Minister’s recent visit to London should provide reassurance to farmers and exporters about trade after Brexit according to Beef + Lamb NZ and Meat Industry Association. In a joint statement, the organisations Chief Executive’s said the signing...

Drastic reduction in red meat intake at odds with health guidelines, nutritionist warns

[18 January/Stuff] British Medical Journal, The Lancet, has published details of the proposed “planetary health diet’ which the authors claim will assist in saving the planet and approximately 11 million lives a year. The diet, consisting of daily intake limits on fish, eggs, sugar and red meat, will ultimately assist in avoiding a catastrophe to...

Recovery package to get farmers hit by cattle disease back on their feet faster

[9 October/Stuff] Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and Biosecurity Minister, Damien O’Connor, announced a recovery package to help farmers get back to business faster after being cleared of Mycoplasma bovis. The package would give access to assistance with compensation claims, online tools, and extra support from the Rural Support Trust. The compensation team was made up...

Farmers pledge to improve NZ’s waterways

[22 August/Hawkes Bay Today] A unique collaboration of pastoral sector leaders came together in the Hawkes Bay to make a commitment to work together towards making New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. The Farming Leaders Group which includes Federated Farmers, DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ is said to represent 80% of the country’s pastoral...