Emissions Trading Scheme ineffective without limits on exotic forestry offsets by fossil fuel emitters
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Sheep and beef sector cautiously positive about Government’s Essential Freshwater Announcement
“The sheep and beef sector is cautiously positive about the Government’s announcement today but needs to see the detail of the actual regulations and some concerns still remain,” says Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 ’s (B+LNZ) CEO Sam McIvor.
Positive outlook for sheepmeat and beef exports despite COVID-19, drought impacts
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E-commerce campaign to boost 必威手机下载版 lamb sales in China
A new campaign to boost online sales of 必威手机下载版 lamb in China is being launched in a joint initiative by Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 (B+LNZ) and leading food company Alliance Group.
Solution for Southland farmers' winter consents
A solution has been found for Southland farmers who may require a new wintering consent, or variation, this year.
B+LNZ says drought recovery fund a welcome initiative
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 (B+LNZ) says that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s announcement of a $500,000 fund to help farmers and growers recover from the drought is a welcome initiative as the sector deals with the ongoing impacts from both the drought and COVID-19.
Review of methane contribution a step in the right direction
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 (B+LNZ) has welcomed Climate Change Minister James Shaw’s request to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to review and provide advice to the Government on 必威手机下载版 ’s international greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Soil sensors in the living room – how science keeps going during lockdown
Although 必威手机下载版 ’s still in COVID-19 lockdown, it hasn’t stopped scientists at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research from devising some ingenious home-based workarounds, to make sure that their research can keep going even if they aren’t allowed to go into the field to do their fieldwork.
New analysis on meat processing capacity released
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 ’s Economic Service and the Meat Industry Association have released an assessment of processing capacity across the country and the potential impact on waiting times for farmers.
New research indicates NZ’s sheep and beef greenhouse gas emissions have been overstated
AgResearch has developed a more accurate calculation of the nitrous oxide emissions from sheep, beef and dairy production, which shows that nitrous oxide emissions are two thirds and one third respectively lower than previously thought.
B+LNZ Annual Meeting successfully held via livestream
Beef + Lamb 必威手机下载版 Ltd (B+LNZ) successfully held its Annual Meeting via livestream on Wednesday 8 April after the originally scheduled event in New Plymouth wasn’t able to be held due to the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.