January

Fresian herd

Dairy-beef calves getting off to cracking start

26 January 2017

B+LNZ Genetics’ Dairy-Beef Progeny Test aims to calculate the additional value that can be added by using high genetic-merit Angus and Hereford bulls, versus the unrecorded bulls traditionally used as “follow-up bulls” in most New Zealand dairy systems.

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Facial Eczema Update: 26 January 2017

26 January 2017

This week’s report shows more areas with high counts. Spore counts over the action threshold are present at the following sites this week: Hauraki Plains, Morrinsville, Waipa, South Waikato, Rangitikei, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua.

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Man w sheep

Sorting health and safety

25 January 2017

Who knew that health and safety could be so understandable and “doable”? That’s the resounding message from the majority of the 3000 farmers who have attended the 100-plus B+LNZ Farm Safety Management System workshops held across New Zealand since August 2015.

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Craws June 2016

Chemistry drives hill country pasture quality

24 January 2017

Through B+LNZ’s Innovation Farm programme, Hamish and Annabel Craw have been trialling the use of chemicals to allow clovers to flourish on the uncultivable areas of their Banks Peninsula hill country farm.

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Andrew Morrison_farm

Valuing our role models

24 January 2017

Andrew Morrision reflects on the importance of role models and encourages young farmers to align themselves with inspiring individuals.

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Chilean needle grass

Have your say and go in the draw to win a $250 Farmlands voucher

23 January 2017

The Chilean Needle Grass Awareness Programme has put together a short survey to get your views on biosecurity practices on farms and gather information on Chilean needle grass (CNG) awareness.

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FE healthy sheep

Facial Eczema Update: 19 January 2017

20 January 2017

This week’s report shows more areas with high counts. Spore counts over the action threshold are present at the following sites this week: South Waikato, Manawatu, Tararua and Wairarapa.

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Empowering farmers in the environmental space

18 January 2017

B+LNZ is taking a new approach to environmental policy, with farmers being empowered to submit on policy, themselves.

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Julia Beijeman and Corina Jordon

Environment team making an impact

17 January 2017

In 2016, B+LNZ stepped up its activity in the environmental policy space in response to farmer feedback.

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Smedley takes science to the land

17 January 2017

Smedley Station is the first step for many young cadets in farming. Since March 2016, the 5054ha Hawke’s Bay training farm has also been making the first steps in on-farm progeny testing of sheep.

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