May

Kirsten with chocolates

You never know what you’re gonna get

30 May 2016

B+LNZ farmer director Kirsten Bryant reflects on opportunities for learning – and notes that sometimes the best lessons come to us the hard way. However, fortunately, there are also plenty of pro-active and less stressful options.

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Alison Whiteford with background

Northland farmers stepping up to environmental challenge

30 May 2016

B+LNZ extension manager Alison Whiteford is delighted to find that many farmers in her Northern North Island region are ready for the next level of environmental planning.

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AgInnovation 2016 presentation page

AgInnovation 2016

26 May 2016

Here you'll find videos and presentation notes from Beef + Lamb New Zealand's 2016 AgInnovation conference.

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Phil Smith with background

A winter of discontent

26 May 2016

North Canterbury farmers are facing another winter of feed deficits, but there is a bright light on the horizon, with changing weather patterns predicted. Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside farmers and the Rural Support Trust to support drought-affected farmers.

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Lauren Cameron SIAs

Wairarapa to host Sheep Industry Awards

23 May 2016

There are three big reasons to get along to the Sheep Industry Awards in the Wairarapa this July, says B+LNZ Eastern North Island extension manager Lauren Cameron.

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Sturat Orme - AgInnovation 2016

Mānuka for biodiversity and profit

23 May 2016

Traditional uses of marginal land include exotic forestry, dairy and red meat. However, we should be bringing mānuka into the land use matrix, advocates forestry consultant Stuart Orme.

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russell welsh drones

Around the farm – in just a few minutes

20 May 2016

Southland farmer Russell Welsh has always been drawn to technology – and nowdays when he needs to go round his farm he uses a drone, which he operates from his back lawn. Russell talked about the pros and cons of drones at AgInnovation 2016.

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Hoggets

Mated hoggets more profitable than ewes

17 May 2016

B+LNZ’s North Canterbury Sheep Profit Partnership programme has found that – even at a 70% lambing percentage – mated hoggets generate 23c/kgDM consumed, compared to the 18-19c/kgDM consumed that is generated by older ewes.

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Tri lamb banner 2016

Applications open for Tri-Lamb 2016 Young Leaders Programme

11 May 2016

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling for applications for the Tri-Lamb 2016 Young Leaders Programme. B+LNZ, The American Sheep Industry Association and the Sheep Council of Australia collectively form the Tri-Lamb Group.

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Andrew Jolly with background

Which support tools could boost your profit?

10 May 2016

B+LNZ extension manager Andrew Jolly observes that sheep and beef farmers who use decision support tools reap the financial benefits.

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