Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña
Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought, says Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor.
Helpful links and numbers:
Feed planning service
This service helps farmers set a feed budget.
0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 23 33 52)
0800 4 DairyNZ (0800 4 324 7969)
Feed coordination service
Farmers short of feed are encouraged to register here:
Rural Support Trust
0800 RURAL HELP or 0800 787 254
Beef + Lamb New Zealand
A comprehensive dry management toolkit for sheep and beef farmers.
Resources to help dairy farmers manage through a dry period.