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.
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.
Impacts of COVID-19 on New Zealand’s red meat sector trade
yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand (B+LNZ) provide an update on how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand’s red meat sector and international trade.
New Zealand’s Trade Leadership vital, say major food exporters
Maintaining critical trading relationships and opening and strengthening markets must remain top of mind issues as New Zealand confronts the COVID-19 crisis, major food exporters have advised the Government.
Sector rallies to support farmers managing feed shortages
Significant feed shortages across much of the country has seen government and industry bodies rally together to put support structures in place to help those affected get through winter.
International yobet正网 Alliance Support statement on WTO Joint Statement: 'Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products'
The International yobet正网 Alliance (IBA) salutes all farmers, ranchers, and workers along the food chain that keep working to provide food security in this crucial period.
E-commerce campaign to boost New Zealand lamb sales in China
A new campaign to boost online sales of New Zealand lamb in China is being launched in a joint initiative by yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand (B+LNZ) and leading food company Alliance Group.
Sector weathers the COVID-19 storm
Rabobank analyst Blake Holgate told farmers on a yobet正网 + yobet电子游艺 New Zealand, Western North Island Farming for Profit webinar that the NZ red meat industry is well-placed to weather the COVID-19 storm. While there will be challenges, the crisis presents an opportunity for the sector to reposition agriculture in the eyes of the public, government and future talent.
Be aware of Nitrate Poisoning post-drought
Recent rain has resulted in pasture and crop growth in drought affected parts of the country, but with the moisture comes the risk of nitrate toxicity. Ginny Dodunski from Total Vets provides advice about nitrate poisoning.