The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it is committed to helping farmers affected by the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis receive their due compensation and is working hard to process all current claims.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:55

Big M. bovis worry – DCANZ

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) says it would be “deeply concerning” if any legal breaches contributed to the arrival of Mycoplasma bovis in NZ.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:55

Industry support for M. bovis cull

Farmers widely support the decision to cull 22 more herds infected with Mycoplasma bovis. 

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‘It was the only way forward,’ says the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, on the decision to slaughter more than 22,000 cows with M. bovis. 

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Friday, 30 March 2018 08:55

Farmers not in the loop on M. bovis

The VetSouth veterinary practice at Winton, Southland is still coming across clients unaware of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, says director and vet Mark Bryan.

Published in Farm Health

Opposition primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy is welcoming the decision to cull cattle infected with the Mycoplasma bovis disease.

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Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has searched three locations as part of an investigation associated with the Mycoplasma bovis response.

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Monday, 26 March 2018 15:18

22,000 infected cattle to be culled

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will begin a cull of 22,332 cattle on all properties infected with Mycoplasma bovis after scientific testing and tracing confirmed the disease was not endemic.

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The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system has provided the MPI investigators dealing with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak nearly 1000 reports since the disease was identified last July.

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

Software softens blow of M. bovis hit

Good farm records have helped to relieve a South Island farming business of some of the effects of getting through a Mycoplasma bovis infection, reports FarmIQ Systems Ltd, a software company.

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