The government is being accused of going cap-in-hand to the primary sector seeking cash to help eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.
The impact of the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis is a wakeup call for everyone in the agriculture sector, says Beef + Lamb NZ’s chief executive Sam McIvor.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) clearly hasn’t worked as it should have.
When it comes to trying to detect the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, it turns out that the tonsils have it.
Milk companies are this week taking bulk milk samples from tankers in the southern region of the North Island as national surveillance for Mycoplasma bovis moves into areas with no known infection.
Publicity on recent outbreaks of exotic Mycoplasma bovis could teach New Zealand farmers plenty about onfarm biosecurity and contagious mastitis.