Emissions Trading Scheme ineffective without limits on exotic forestry offsets by fossil fuel emitters
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be ineffective in reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions without having strong safeguards in place to prevent the conversion of huge swathes of productive land into carbon farming. This failure will take the focus away from actually reducing fossil fuel emissions, which are required to address climate change.
Sheep and beef sector cautiously positive about Government’s Essential Freshwater Announcement
“The sheep and beef sector is cautiously positive about the Government’s announcement today but needs to see the detail of the actual regulations and some concerns still remain,” says yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) CEO Sam McIvor.
Simple Feed Budget available to help farmers manage feed
yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand’s Simple Feed Budget in one of a suite of tools and resources available to help support farmers grappling with tight winter feed supplies.
Profound results for Action Group focused on benchmarking and lifting performance
“This Action Group is different from most others in that our members decided from the outset to focus on benchmarking,” says Steven Howarth, facilitator of the King Country AgFirst Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group.
COVID-19 boosts Kiwi’s positive perceptions of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farming
The latest UMR results show COVID-19 appears to be having a positive impact on New Zealanders’ views of sheep and beef farmers.
Positive outlook for sheepmeat and beef exports despite COVID-19, drought impacts
yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update 2019-20 has a positive outlook for New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports for the 2019-20 season, despite significant disruption from COVID-19 and widespread drought.
The importance of people in your farm team
Ian Evans farms a 390ha hill country sheep and beef farm at Matahuru in Northern Waikato alongside his wife Kirsten and children Connor and Lucy. He recently joined the Mid Northern North Island Farmer Council and has a strong passion for the agricultural sector and its future prosperity. Ian shares his insights into the importance of having a good team around you – officially and unofficially.
Waikato Regional Council Plan Change 1 update
While sheep and beef farmers have welcomed the majority of outcomes of the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 process, there are still some points that require work.
Team effort to keeping NZ’s red meat exports moving during lockdown
Ensuring this country’s red meat exports have the necessary documentation to allow access into overseas markets is a complicated task on a good day.
Unlocking market potential in China
yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand (B+LNZ), in partnership with three New Zealand export companies, launched the Taste Pure Nature brand in selected retail outlets in Shandong, China.
Plan early and communicate
This year can be chalked up as another of those ‘character building’ seasons. If the drought wasn’t enough, then COVID-19 gave farmers additional challenges to negotiate. Those that have experienced droughts in the past know how important it is to try and limit the financial impact to a shorter timeframe as possible. Te Kuiti-based ANZ Agri Manager Sian Mitchell provides some timely financial planning advice.
He Waka Eke Noa gets down to work
Following on from the Government agreement to the agricultural sector’s approach for developing an appropriate farm gate emissions pricing mechanism by 2025 - He Waka Eke Noa – the new steering group for this important piece of work got down to work during the Level 4 lockdown.