November

Earthquake response enters new phase

29 November 2016

Response to the Kaikoura earthquake is entering the recovery phase, as farmers get on with day-to-day management, while repairing farm infrastructure and considering their land remediation options.

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Sub clover: a valuable tool in dryland farm systems

29 November 2016

B+LNZ investigates how sub clover can be managed to enhance productivity and profitability on dryland sheep and beef farms.

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Drench resistance: The next big issue?

29 November 2016

Waikato sheep and beef farmer Matthew Scott believes drench resistance is the next big issue farmers will face.

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Health and safety on farms post-earthquake

24 November 2016

The following downloadable PDF’s provide information for volunteers, organisers of volunteers and farmers as part of the Kaikoura Earthquake response and recovery.

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand director elections

24 November 2016

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling for nominations to stand for two farmer-elected director positions on its board.

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On shaky ground

22 November 2016

The support that has been offered to earthquake affected farmers has been humbling but recovery is going to be a long-term process, says B+LNZ farmer director Phil Smith.

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What does the future hold for our children?

18 November 2016

B+LNZ Director Kirsten Bryant reflects on the varied career pathways available to today's young people - whether they plan to stay on the farm or work elsewhere in the industry.

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On your marks, get set, go

14 November 2016

In this fourth story in our internal parasite management series, farm consultant Tony Rhodes (PGG Wrightson) shares the first four – and most critical – steps to taking control of internal parasites.

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Hogget mating drives future productivity

14 November 2016

Managed correctly, hogget mating has the potential to enhance the productivity and profitability of the future ewe flock – but the inverse is also true.

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The potential of annual clovers

14 November 2016

With the correct management, annual clovers can be some of the most valuable forages in a dryland forage system, says Dick Lucas from Lincoln University.

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