See your fertiliser dollar go further
If you’re planning on growing a summer crop or two, now is the time to think about paddock selection and preparation.
Growing a great crop of beet
Part two of this two-part series on fodder-beet looks at the agronomic requirements of these high yielding feed crops.
Ergot outbreak in Southern regions causes stock death
Farmers in Southland and South Otago are being asked to look for signs of ergot toxicity in their stock after a reported outbreak in the region.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 4
Rere farmer Sandra Matthews felt a community responsibility to get involved with improving the quality of the Wharekopae River. External funding has supported local farmers, like Sandra, to action on-farm changes years earlier than would otherwise be possible.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand supports depopulation measures in fight against M. Bovis
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to depopulate the farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis (M. Bovis).
Managed correctly, fodder beet can be a valuable winter feed crop for ewes.
Harnesses a tool for selecting ewe replacements
In a recent B+LNZ podcast Dr Paul Kenyon described how ram harnesses can be used to identify ewe lambs that ovulate early.
Working together to protect our future from exotic pests and diseases
Farmers consistently tell us that biosecurity risks are among the biggest risks we face as an industry.
Ram harness revival
Used correctly, ram harnesses can help farmers make the most effective use of their feed resources at both mating and lambing.
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.
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.