Beef and Lamb New Zealand has launched a refreshed version of
its land and environment planning (LEP) toolkit, a resource
to help sheep and beef farmers manage land and environmental
issues on their farms.
Farmers understood the need to maintain and improve the
natural resources of their farms for future generations,
chief executive Dr Scott Champion said.
The toolkit helped farmers identify actions to improve
production through good environmental management of the land,
soil and water resources. Those plans could also help them
meet regional council requirements throughout the country, he
Beef and Lamb took the opportunity to roll out the new
version of the toolkit in Christchurch, given Environment
Canterbury recently notified its regional land and water
''We believe LEPs will be a useful tool for sheep and beef
producers to take control of the issue themselves and develop
innovative solutions to their individual environmental
challenges,'' he said.
The refreshed toolkits incorporated the latest land
management information and the first of a new series of
modules on how to exclude stock from waterways.