Displaying items by tag: Beef

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 14:26

Sheep and beef farmers approve M. bovis levy

Sheep and beef farmers have agreed to proceed with a new Biosecurity levy for Mycoplasma Bovis response.

Published in General News
Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:07

Farmer confidence rising - survey

New Zealand farmer confidence has lifted for the second quarter in a row, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found.

Published in General News

A new, tasty meat product could solve a problem for dairy farmers and yield them extra cash.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:55

Forages help stem nitrate losses

A sheep and beef farmer taking part in the big Forages for Reduced Nitrates Leaching (FRNL) research programme has found its stated goal of a 20% reduction in nitrate leaching out of reach.

Published in Management

Sheep and beef farmers are being asked to pay a biosecurity levy of $2/head of cattle, an increase of $1.55/head on the original levy.

Published in General News
Friday, 05 April 2019 10:42

Simmentals first choice

Superior weight gain makes Simmentals the breed of choice for Canterbury sheep and beef farmer Mark Copland.

Published in Management
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:38

Only 27 million sheep left!

Sheep and cow numbers fell but beef cattle numbers rose last year.

Published in General News
Monday, 14 January 2019 13:50

Could Wagyu beef counter heart disease?

As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:36

Hill country's development risks and opportunities

Sheep and beef farmers are increasingly finishing stock on hill country forage crops and pastures, with a resultant drop in erosion risk.

Published in Management
Thursday, 22 November 2018 10:55

Organic standards already here

Primary sectors need not create new standards for animal welfare, grass-fed, GMO and biodiversity because these are already part of existing organic standards, says Brendan Hoare.

Published in General News