Scene + Herd: Podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Scene + Herd: Podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the farmer-owned industry organisation representing New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers.

Episodes

June 9, 2022 62 min

Informing New Zealand Beef is a 7 year programme to provide NZ beef farmers with the ability to breed animals better suited to this country. It will develop tools for our unique farm systems, in particular a NZ-specific genetic evaluation. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics Dan Brier (General Manager) and Anna Boyd (Genetics Operations Specialist) join us to discuss the planned programme. For more information: https://beeflambnz....

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Chris, Julia and Richard Dawkins run Pyramid Farm in Marlborough. It’s a diverse business targeting high productivity and profit in a challenging environment. On this podcast, recorded as a webinar for the Award’s field-day, they discuss how they have adapted, tailored and diversified their business. Plus discuss how they wean 60 kg of lamb per ewe when the area average is 40kg.

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Recorded at a Beef + Lamb New Zealand webinar, Robyn Dynes (AgResearch), Andrew Morrison (B+LNZ Chair), Emma Crutchley, Mark Cox  and Nigel Woodhead speak about how farmers can be open to opportunities in the sector and things that farmers can do to remain resilient in a complex and ever-changing world.

 

 

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Join Mark Harris, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Lead Extension Manager and Rob Macnab, TotalAg as they discuss how you can respond to disruption behind the farm gate. Topics include: how you can build resilience; options to handle disruption; key tips to making good decisions; continuing to survive and thrive despite outside impacts; plus experiences from farmers and other rural professionals.    

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This Beef + Lamb New Zealand webinar explains the many possible causes of autumn ill thrift, what we should look out for if our flock isn’t doing as well as we think they should.  Mary Bowron discusses trace elements and minerals through the Autumn period, what to look for, actions to take through this period.

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This Beef + Lamb New Zealand webinar explains the many possible causes of autumn ill thrift, what we should look out for if our flock isn’t doing as well as we think they should. Charlotte Westwood speaks about understanding plant physiology in Autumn and how to get the most out of the pastures at this time for optimum growth and performance

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Following on from the ag-emissions pricing roadshows, DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel and Beef + Lamb New Zealand chair Andrew Morrison discuss the background to the He Waka Eka Noa proposals, and answer some frequently asked questions.

Note consultation has now closed.

For more information, visit: https://beeflambnz.com/emissions-pricing-consultation

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March 4, 2022 58 min

Dan Boulton from Silver Fern Farms joins Mark Harris and Nick Beeby from B+LNZ to discuss the disruptions our industry is seeing to the supply chain from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  From shipping constraints to staff shortages the processors have been dealing with a range of issues that have constrained capacity.  Dan talks through how the industry has been working together to minimise disruption and what they are expecting...

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February 3, 2022 63 min

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 but that didn’t mean Brexit was done. Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s International Trade Team, based in London and Wellington, discusses what has happened, what hasn’t, and what it means for New Zealand’s beef and sheepmeat exports.

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On this Scene + Herd podcast we’re joined by Will Halliday, Senior Advisor for Biosecurity and Animal Welfare at Beef + Lamb New Zealand. We discuss the 7 key intervention points for each farm and its people to prevent or reduce risk from weeds, pests and diseases.

 

For more information, check out B+LNZ’s Drystock Biosecurity Guidelines and have a look at our online Biosecurity module

 

To get started on your Biosecuri...

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January 13, 2022 58 min

Applying climate science to the Emissions Trading Scheme, He Waka Eke Noa and emissions targets.

Dave Frame and Adrian Macey are world leaders in the science of climate change and its application in policy. This discussion focuses on moving the conversation from emissions to warming and NZ agriculture’s ongoing contribution to warming. It covers how He Waka Eke Noa demonstrates the sector’s commitment to taking action, and the rela...

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Finding our talents and growing our wellbeing are key strategies to handling the challenges of life. On a Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit webinar, Doug Avery shared this practical look at how you find great ability to grow your life and your business.  Doug also gave tips on helping others who are doing it tough.

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September 2, 2021 55 min

Recorded live at a Beef + Lamb New Zealand Marlborough Farming for Profit Field day, this debate is a light hearted and amusing discussion on whether to measure farm production on a per head or per hectare performance. Starring Ian Knowles, Jo Grigg, Fraser Avery, and Dr Anne Ridler, facilitated by Greg Sheppard

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Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

After the B+LNZ Central Canterbury Farming for Profit “Connected to you - moving up the ladder” seminar we caught up with guest speaker Will Meads, Senior Relationship Manager ANZ. Will discusses how to get into an equity growth pathway to achieve farm ownership.   

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Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

After the B+LNZ Central Canterbury Farming for Profit “Connected to you - moving up the ladder” seminar we caught up with guest speaker Sarah Barr, Coach Approach Rural, to talk through ways to highlight future pathways for growth and upskilling along each stage of a farming career. Her key topics include communication, mentoring and where to start with staff and ...

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Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

After the B+LNZ Central Canterbury Farming for Profit “Connected to you - moving up the ladder” seminar we caught up with guest speaker Boyd MacDonald, GM Lonestar Farms to talk through his career pathway,  advice around how to make the most of your career opportunities in order to climb the ladder and how Lonestar Farms approaches supporting farm staff in trainin...

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Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

After the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Central Canterbury Farming for Profit “Connected to you - moving up the ladder” seminar we caught up with guest speaker Jamie Fitzgerald to talk through tackling the big challenges. Jamie is a modern-day adventurer who has walked unaided to the South Pole, holds the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, fronts televis...

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This panel discussion recorded live at B+LNZ’s FarmSmart Conference 2021 was facilitated by Denise Bewsell with four farmers from different Action Groups who discussed the changes they have made to their businesses as a result of being part of the programme.

To find out more about B+LNZ Action Groups, visit https://beeflambnz.com/action-groups

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Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Richard Parkes is a partner at Cavell-Leitch and a leading legal expert in Agribusiness matters. Richard also has a particular interest in assisting farming families with farm succession plans and asset protection structures. He spoke to the 2021 FarmSmart conference about where farm succession usually goes wrong, and the keys to getting it right

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Breakfeeds are shorter podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Dave Clouston was born and bred in the Mackenzie Country, farmed in a family partnership, went through succession, development and a turn as a Monitor Farmer, before a serious farm accident changed it all. Dave talks about facing change and adversity, and how he has learned that people are more often a product of their choices rather than the challenges they have face...

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