Review chair Nicola Shadbolt says the panel acknowledged the significant impact M.bovis eradication has had on farmers and rural communities.

A recent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the livestock sector were unprepared to tackle a large scale response.

The review panel's recommendations focused on responding to animal diseases, all of which have been accepted, and are being implemented.

A review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has found it is on track to eradicate the disease from New Zealand - a world-first.

LIC Livestock Selection Manager Simon Worth says the major benefit in these early-mid mating season additions is ensuring farmers have access to the latest and greatest young genetics.

LIC says farmers around New Zealand are set to reap the rewards from a record number of genetically superior young bulls joining the ranks of its artificial breeding bull teams.

WelFarm general manager Samantha Tennent and her team have developed a new website covering the basics of dairy herd health and welfare.

While advancements in technology has put information at our fingertips, filtering and finding the right information can be challenging.

Lamb rearers are urged, when choosing a suitable milk replacer, to look beyond the product label.

A recent study by AgResearch suggested that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in early life. However, supplier of milk replacers AgriVantage argues that there is plenty of other research around to dispute the conclusion of this study.

Joanne Polglaze, Kaikohe has been named CRV Technician of the Year for the Northland Region.

Getting cows in calf has become part of the family business for CRV artificial breeding technician Joanne Polglaze from Kaikohe in Northland.

For Matamata dairy farmers Michelle and Bill Burgess, one cattle breed is ticking all the boxed for their milkers this mating season.

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is one of the dairy industry's most significant infectious diseases, causing pregnancy loss, birth defects, reduced milk production and immune suppression.

Recently published research suggests that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in their early life.

Central Southland vet Andrew Roe reviews use of the long-acting vitamin B12 injection products, SMARTShot B12 and SMARTShot B12 plus SE, in the management of vitamin B12/cobalt deficiency with and without selenium deficiency in ewes and lambs.*

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