I was privileged to attend and speak at the B+LNZ Genetics Sheep Breeders Forum in Napier, New Zealand recently. A gathering of some 150 ram breeders and industry genetics specialists, the forum allowed breeders to share and discuss common issues and concerns, to provide feedback to researchers, and to learn the latest approaches and techniques.
In my previous posts on this subject, I wrote about how New Zealand farming organisations and farmers are attempting to improve how data flows and is used in the agricultural sector. We are addressing this with a Code of Practice for Farm Data that addresses issues of transparency and good data practices, along with a common vocabulary that […]
In my last post I discussed the progress to date on the Farm Data Code of Practice, a New Zealand initiative that is receiving a level of interest internationally. The Code of Practice is intended to support the development of trust between primary producers (farmers) and organisations that collect and manage data – and between organisations as well.