Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:55

Did M. bovis support GDT prices?

Would price declines at last week’s Global Dairy Trade auction have been bigger had there not been a downside risk to future NZ production from Mycoplasma bovis and the plan to eradicate it, wonders BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

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Going for eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is “absolutely” the sensible choice, says Professor Frank Griffin, founder of the Otago veterinary diseases laboratory Disease Research Ltd.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:55

Putting decision into practice

With the Mycoplasma bovis decision there comes some certainty and the need to make the eradication programme work.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:56

Rural support trust gears up

The Rural Support Trust will be gearing up as the Mycoplasma bovis eradication plan moves into action, says Neil Bateup, chairman of the Rural Support Trust national council.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:47

Will Mycoplasma bovis eradication fly?

Opinion is divided on the Mycoplasma bovis decision in favour of phased eradication.

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One person describes eradicating Mycoplasma bovis as like “trying to build an aeroplane while it is still flying” and there is some truth in that. 

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Friday, 01 June 2018 09:55

ANZ offers M. bovis assistance package

ANZ says it will provide an assistance package to help Mycoplasma bovis-affected cattle farmers.

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:55

A system set up to fail

With Mycoplasma bovis confirmed as having arrived in Waikato’s dairy heartland, the time has come for the region’s farmers to look hard at how it might affect their businesses. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 10:55

Mycoplasma bovis decision this week

A government decision on on how to deal with Mycoplasma bovis in the future should be known early this week.

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The Government has just announced that it will attempt to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from NZ herds.

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