Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) Genetics has launched a $5 million genetic evaluation system said to be a transformative step for the sheep industry.
About 1000 people will this month travel to New Zealand for three prestigious animal recording and genetics conferences.
Beef + Lamb NZ Genetics is looking at how Ireland improves herd genetics, in a bid to improve the way it delivers genetic information to NZ farmers.
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith’s voice of reason is the common sense approach New Zealand needs when it comes to genetically modified organisms, says Federated Farmers’ president Dr William Rolleston.
Genetics trials on a scale not seen for at least 15 years have renewed farmer enthusiasm for beef genetics.
Dairy farmers wanting to spread risk and income source are enquiring about Firstlight Wagyu genetics, says the company's supply manager Peter Keeling.
A New Zealand dairy farmer who has farmed overseas and worked with some of the largest dairy genetics organisations now heads World Wide Sires in New Zealand.
Minor amendments to regulations on the definition of what is and is not a GMO have been approved by Cabinet, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Forest owners say kinks in the laws covering the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need to be ironed out.