OPINION: The suggestion that groups such as DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ are selling the sector out over agricultural emissions is way off the mark and fails to grasp the complexity of the issue.
Restrictions on new dairy conversions and irrigation are coming as the Government grapples with improving waterways around the country.
Sheep and beef farmers are unhappy with the Government’s proposals to improve freshwater quality around the country.
With the Government intent on strangling farmers with unachievable emissions targets, abetted by the ‘suits’ at industry-good bodies, we hear a timely reminder from a scientist.
The end of Government funding for Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics has prompted a move to integrate the business into B+LNZ as a standalone unit.
The recent IPCC report on climate and land shows how New Zealand lamb and beef can help address climate change, says Beef + Lamb NZ.
The Dawkins family are Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation farmers working to maximise triplet lamb survival via an indoor lambing system now in its third year.
OPINION: Climate change is a hefty challenge, and sheep and beef farmers feel its effects in more frequent floods and extreme droughts.