Scene + Herd: Podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Break Feed: Farmer to commentator, with Rowena Duncum

Break Feed: Farmer to commentator, with Rowena Duncum

August 15, 2019

Rowena is proud to be the producer of The Country, the longest running rural radio show in New Zealand. Along with pushing the buttons to take the show to air at midday each weekday, she also contributes to the show’s direction, hunts down people for interviews and tries to keep the show’s host Jamie Mackay in line – as NZ’s champion cow-pat thrower and the 2nd best gumboot thrower in the world, she’s more than qualified. Rowena shares tips a woman with a passion for a similar career or similar might benefit from, and talks about how farming can use social media better. Follow her on Twitter, her handle is: @rowie_nz

Herb and clover pastures for higher liveweight gain, with Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University

Herb and clover pastures for higher liveweight gain, with Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University

August 8, 2019

High-quality, legume based forages offer sheep and cattle farmers the opportunity to achieve higher liveweight gains from young stock. Based on red and white clover, with plantain and sometimes chicory, they may be especially useful when it can be difficult to maintain high quality and high legume content in grass swards. We’re joined by Paul Kenyon from Massey University to talk about the pros and cons of these specialist forages, when and how to incorporate them into a farm system, and how to get the best out of them.

Successful early weaning of lambs, with Professor Paul Kenyon, Massey University

Successful early weaning of lambs, with Professor Paul Kenyon, Massey University

July 25, 2019

Early weaning of lambs, onto high quality and legume dominant forage, can be a valuable management tool that can advantage both ewes and lambs. We are joined on this podcast by Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University to discuss when it can be beneficial for sheep farms and how to do it right. For more information, check out our factsheet that Paul wrote: https://beeflambnz.com/knowledge-hub/PDF/early-weaning or other material on early weaning: https://beeflambnz.com/search?term=early+weaning

Gaining resilience in the result of tragedy: Louise Robson

Gaining resilience in the result of tragedy: Louise Robson

July 18, 2019

Louise is a small block owner in Central Southland. Emigrating from the family crop farm in the UK 19 years ago to follow her passion for livestock, she has worked on both dairy and sheep farms before focusing on animal nutrition for the last 5 years. Several events in Louise’s life have led her to focus on resilience and passing that message on to help others. We discuss recommendations she has from others and the key lessons she has learned.

B+LNZ’s Zero Carbon Bill submission explained

B+LNZ’s Zero Carbon Bill submission explained

July 16, 2019

B+LNZ’s Chief Insight Officer Jeremy Baker explains the reasoning and science-based approach behind our submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill currently being considered by Parliament.

Pass It On: Families, Farms and Succession. Part 3: Draft a Plan, and Find a Structure

Pass It On: Families, Farms and Succession. Part 3: Draft a Plan, and Find a Structure

July 11, 2019

Geordie McCallum, Rural Business Consultant with Wairarapa Property Consultants joins us to discuss the issues and processes of successful Farm Business Succession and Transition. In the third of 3 podcasts, we discuss the last 2 steps – ‘Draft a plan that meets the needs of the family’ and ‘Find a structure that enables the plan’. For more resources on Farm Transition and Succession, visit www.beeflambnz.com and search for Succession, and check out the Red Meat Profit Partnership website https://www.rmpp.co.nz/page/fbo/

Break Feed:  Thriving Farming Women, with Loshni Manikam

Break Feed: Thriving Farming Women, with Loshni Manikam

July 8, 2019

What if family +farming does not equal complete happiness? Loshni Manikam is Fonterra’ s Dairy Woman of the Year 2018, a former lawyer, a leadership coach and looks after 600 cows and 3 children in Southland with her husband. She joined us at Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Southern Ladies Long Lunch to discuss why farming women feel guilty when they think of doing something for themselves and why it is so important to break out of that guilt cycle. You’ll want to find out more, so check out her Thriving Farming Women Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thrivingfarmingwomen/ Break-Feeds are short podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Pass It On: Families, Farms and Succession. Part 2: Engage the Family, and Consider Options

Pass It On: Families, Farms and Succession. Part 2: Engage the Family, and Consider Options

July 4, 2019

Geordie McCallum, Rural Business Consultant with Wairarapa Property Consultants joins us to discuss the issues and processes of successful Farm Business Succession and Transition. In the second of 3 podcasts, we discuss the next 2 steps – ‘Engage as a family’ and ‘Consider options’. For more resources on Farm Transition and Succession, visit www.beeflambnz.com and search for Succession, and check out the Red Meat Profit Partnership website https://www.rmpp.co.nz/page/fbo/

Break-Feed: Waste Free, with Kate Meads

Break-Feed: Waste Free, with Kate Meads

July 1, 2019

Break-Feeds are short podcasts from Beef + Lamb New Zealand. This week, we catch up with Kate Meads, formerly known as the Nappy Lady for her modern take on the cloth nappy, now travelling the country working with 49 District and Regional Councils to help people reduce the amount of waste they produce, and recycle more efficiently. To find out more, check out her website www.katemeads.co.nz and her videos at www.wasted.co.nz

Pass It On: Families, Farms and Succession. Part 1: The End Game, and Assessing Your Business.

Pass It On: Families, Farms and Succession. Part 1: The End Game, and Assessing Your Business.

June 27, 2019

Geordie McCallum, Rural Business Consultant with Wairarapa Property Consultants joins us to discuss the issues and processes of successful Farm Business Succession and Transition. In the first of 3 podcasts, we discuss the first 2 steps – ‘Establish the end game’, and ‘What will your business allow you to do’. For more resources on Farm Transition and Succession, visit www.beeflambnz.com and search for Succession, and check out the Red Meat Profit Partnership website https://www.rmpp.co.nz/page/fbo/