Sheep and beef farm profits to improve as industry stabilises
As the 2017-18 meat export season begins, B+LNZ’s New Season Outlook 2017-18 report forecasts beef and lamb prices to remain similar to the previous season.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand unveils plans for 'Future Farm' to promote excellence in sector
B+LNZ is to establish a “Future Farm” to trial new technologies and farm systems.
New Season Outlook
The new season outlook for 2017-2018 has been released, with information on economic conditions, exports, climatic conditions, and regional farm revenues, expenditure and profits.
Shearing the love
Relationships between the United States and New Zealand red meat sectors were strengthened further when US ambassador to NZ Scott Brown visited Wairarapa’s Palliser Ridge station last week.
Fact-sheets provide guidance during and after floods
Floods can be devastating but Beef + Lamb New Zealand have prepared a set of three fact-sheets to help farmers prepare for – and deal with – the aftermath of deluges.
Looking for mosquitoes – not just the tigers
In the jungle, more people are killed by mosquitoes than by tigers. This is an adage that B+LNZ Director Andrew Morrison carries with him when assessing the health and safety risks on his Southland sheep and beef farming operation.
M. Bovis update: Keep calm and carry on
Following the M. Bovis outbreak, we have heard reports of some farmers struggling to sell calves, due to other farmers’ concerns around the disease spread.
USA – even the lambs are big
Phil Smith, B+LNZ's Farmer Director for the Northern South Island, reflects on how farmers in other parts of the world operate.
Buying rams soon?
Ask for their standard index figure: one number that’s comparable across all rams, regardless of breed. The higher the number, the better the ram.
Destigmatising mental health
Last month Sandra Faulkner saw first-hand the cataclysmic effect suicide has on family, friends and the wider community when a member of her extended family took his life.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 3
The iconic Rere Falls and Rockslide near Gisborne have been the focus of a two-year environmental project.