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.
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose twice as fast as consumer price inflation in the year to March 2019, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Sheep and beef farmers have agreed to proceed with a new Biosecurity levy for Mycoplasma Bovis response.
New Zealand farmer confidence has lifted for the second quarter in a row, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found.