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Taranaki/King Country Ward Tour Dates

King Country/ Taranaki Ward Tour  Dates March 21st – March 23rd 2021 New Ward Tour Format  –  Conference Style Event to be based in New Plymouth. Exciting, informative speakers, entertainment, socializing, and the option to visit Ward Breeders following the organized Event. SAVE THESE DATES.

B+LNZ Otago Farming for Profit Evening: Hot Topics for Sheep and Beef Farmers

The Otago Farming for Profit group are hosting an informative evening for our farmers that will have an environmental focus – particularly intensive winter cropping/grazing and water quality, and the implications of the recent and proposed regulations around these.

This is an opportunity for farmers in the South and West Otago regions to have a pre-lambing, evening get-together and hear the latest news and information on a range of very topical issues.

In attendance will be representatives from the Otago Regional Council, including the ORC chairperson, local councillors and members of the ORC consents team. As well as Beef + Lamb New Zealand and MPI representatives. Find out more

B+LNZ Farms, Trees and Carbon Workshop: Mangaweka

To assist farmers in making the most of the One Billion Trees Fund, B+LNZ will be running workshops to help farmers identify suitable opportunities and understand how to apply for grant funding.

This workshop will broaden your understanding of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), Zero Carbon bill and farm emissions and mitigations.

Learn how these programmes impact on your businesses and how to successfully integrate them into your planning and management

You will learn about opportunities to integrate trees on farms and – in doing so – generate a return from the ETS, One Billion Trees fund and/or localised tree-planting. Find out more

B+LNZ Central Otago Farming for Profit Winter Send-Off Dinner

Come out of the cold and enjoy an informative and entertaining evening with other farmers. Topic: Getting over the hump – tips for looking after the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your staff.

Plus a panel discussion with the experts:

  • Blake Holgate – Rabobank Protein and Sustainability Analyst.
  • Andrew Noone – new Chairman of the Otago Regional Council.
  • Andrew Morrison – B+LNZ Chairman and Farmer Director.

Find out more

B+LNZ Progressive Ag Conference: “Challenging the Status Quo”

Join us for a line-up of three 40-minute concurrent sessions with two speakers scheduled for each hour throughout the day.

Pick the topic that most interests you.

Sessions will be followed by a social hour and nibbles prior to the Mid Winter dinner, also being held that evening. Topics include:

  • High performance bull farming.
  • Using social media better to effectively tell our story.
  • Leveraging our strengths as a nation to capture opportunities in a dynamic world.

Fibd out more here


The B+LNZ Genetics Dairy Beef Progeny Test aims to improve the quality of dairy beef animals in the industry by identifying and enabling widespread use of superior bulls for dairy beef. Beef breeders can nominate their best bulls for consideration for the programme – successful bulls then become part of the progeny test scheme. Through the collaboration, breeders will have a potential path to the dairy market for the first time by working with LIC.

Growing Future Farmers

Growing Future Farmers aims to accelerate the career of a graduate from entry level essential farm skills programme, by providing a creditable career pathway for farmers of the future in the sheep, beef and deer industry.
These Programmers offer a array of specialised industry training and development combined with formal NZQA training in the two year programme with zero fees. Find out more here

Pride in our Land Muster 2020 Community Events: Western North Island

For those in the Horizons region, don’t miss out on the ‘Pride in our Land’ evenings.

The ‘Pride in our Land’ campaign looks to support our rural communities by packaging and promoting what support is on offer and adding some new wellbeing initiatives.

It acknowledges farmers, rural families and those in the primary sector for their determination in these tough times.

Muster 2020 is for you and your family to enjoy a free meal with others and have a good time.

Find out more here