Monday, 07 January 2019 08:55

Farmers urged not to forget TB

Farmers, especially in the South Island, are being reminded that while Mycoplasma bovis has captured headlines, TB is a continuing problem in small pockets of the country.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 25 December 2018 08:55

Pasteuriser unit holds off disease

A large calf rearer bought an $80,000 pasteurisation unit this year to protect his business from Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in Management

Farmers have two years of “heavy lifting” before the bulk of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is dealt with.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:55

M. bovis casts long shadow over the show

Mycoplasma bovis has cast its shadow over the New Zealand Agricultural Show.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 November 2018 13:55

Keeping M. bovis at bay during mating

Dairy farmers are using a range of tactics to keep their cows and farms safe from Mycoplasma bovis this mating season.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:55

Lighter and productive cows

Pye Group's farms all aim for a grass-fed low-input system, with minimal grain and fodder beet supplements. 

Published in General News
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 13:58

NAIT changes out for comment

Farmers are being urged to have their say on the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) review consultation now underway.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 09:09

M. bovis bill punch-up

DairyNZ are ‘working through’ the cost-sharing process for the industry share of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis, says BLNZ general manager policy and advocacy Dave Harrison.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 13:55

Update NAIT account regularly

West Coast farmer Andrew Stewart believes the key to animal traceability is to keep your National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) account regularly updated.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:14

Crunching the numbers — Editorial

It's crunch time for dairy and beef farmers as they decide how much the two sectors will pay, respectively, toward cleaning up the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, likely to cost $870 million over 10 years. 

Published in Opinion
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