Monitor farms

monitor farms

Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s world-leading monitor farm programme has been helping farmers plan for success since 1991. Find out how better use of genetics, forage and pasture, farm management and systems can improve your farm business.

How the monitor farm programme works

Monitor farms are driven by local involvement and commitment with back-up from industry experts. The programme focuses on a single farm business over three to four years.

Community groups identify key issues impacting on local production and farm performance
and then select a farmer and facilitator. The group develops a business plan and puts it in place, alongside a 3-4 year monitoring plan.

Local agribusiness people are on hand to support monitor farmers throughout the process. This group includes vets, consultants, farmers, scientists, financiers and processors, as well as B+LNZ. 

The benefits

Monitor farms draw on local expertise, planning and community collaboration to improve farm production and make a big difference to profits. 

Success on a single farm provides other local farmers with a wealth of practical and proven information to take home and use. 

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Intensive and profitable beef farming. Dennis and Rachelle O’Callaghan’s monitor farm project.