Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says the previous Government took a hands-off approach to biosecurity.

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Ministry of Primary Industries’ testing has found a second farm in the North Island with positive Mycoplasma bovis infection. 

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:55

MPI gives assurance on compensation

MPI says it is working hard to process farmers’ current claims for compensation for the culling of their cattle infected with Mycoplasma bovis.

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 07:55

Farmer frustrated at M. bovis fob off

Jersey breeder Peter Hansen has asked his local MP for help as he continues to seek compensation after being caught up in the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:07

Commercial M. bovis test being developed

A commercial diagnostic tool which will allow farmers to test for cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis themselves is being developed.

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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.

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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.

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