2016

Time to keep score

9 January 2017

What can we do now that will positively influence productivity in coming months and into next season? Attend a two-hour B+LNZ body condition score workshop.

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Speak Meat 2016

Speak Meat 2016

14 December 2016

B+LNZ and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) hosted officials from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as part of the ‘Speak Meat’ programme earlier this month in Hamilton.

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Earthquake

Pressure building in earthquake zone

14 December 2016

One month on from the devastating Kaikoura earthquake, pressure is building on financially-stretched farmers as they deal with seasonal management requirements, alongside trying to repair essential farm infrastructure.

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Setting up the subterranean clover system

12 December 2016

The final of a three-part series on subterranean clover looks at the management challenges associated with growing this early-season clover.

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Extension 350 project team

Spreading success, five farmers at a time

8 December 2016

B+LNZ extension manager Alison Whiteford discusses Extension 350, a programme which aims to lift the performance of 350 Northland farmers through an innovative knowledge-sharing approach.

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Farm workers

Earthquake recovery; one month on

7 December 2016

Nearly one month on from the devastating North Canterbury/Kaikoura earthquake, B+LNZ is continuing to work with TeamAg to meet the needs of affected farmers.

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Managing sub clover for success

5 December 2016

The second story in our subterranean clover series focuses on the specific management requirements of this early season clover.

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Breeding to reduce reliance on drenching sheep

5 December 2016

Genetic improvement through selection offers one of the best long-term solutions to reducing reliance on drench. But, where do you start?

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MPI Recovery Package

1 December 2016

The Ministry of Primary Industries has announced an assistance package to help earthquake-affected farmers in the land remediation and repair process.

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Earthquake response enters new phase

29 November 2016

Response to the Kaikoura earthquake is entering the recovery phase, as farmers get on with day-to-day management, while repairing farm infrastructure and considering their land remediation options.

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