Beef up, sheep down, is the simple message from Beef + Lamb NZ’s latest data on the state of the national sheep flock and beef herd.
No increase in stock numbers in the sheep and beef sector is anticipated as the industry moves towards carbon neutrality, says Beef + Lamb NZ head of nutrition Fiona Windle.
From a sheep and beef farming background, Chilton has been an instructor on the Christchurch Men’s Prison farm for about 20 years.
Changes in a farm’s land use or policies which result in it having mostly young livestock could be disastrous in promoting the development of drench resistance.
A positive sign for the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme is that a clear majority of infected farms are now beef rather than dairy.
Sheep and beef farmers are unhappy with the Government’s proposals to improve freshwater quality around the country.
Continuing strong growth in Chinese demand for New Zealand beef is set support solid returns for the nation’s beef producers over the coming year.
New Zealand beef exports to China are booming, thanks to trade tensions and a disease outbreak in China’s pork industry.
The recent IPCC report on climate and land shows how New Zealand lamb and beef can help address climate change, says Beef + Lamb NZ.