Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:55

Open farming M. bovis spread

DairyNZ biosecurity manager Chris Morley, a vet with long experience with Mycoplasma bovis in Canada and his native UK, says NZ is unusual in its “open” farming systems. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 08:55

‘Big wake-up call’

The mycoplasma bovis outbreak is a big wake-up call for the industry, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:55

Alarm at disease spread

The dramatic spread of cow disease Mycoplasma bovis has alarmed farmers, says Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 13:55

One more positive M.Bovis result

One of the two new South Canterbury dairy farms placed under restrictions recently has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis infection.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:55

AB industry needs umbrella group

In the wake of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, one of New Zealand’s main bull semen suppliers is calling for an industry body to be set up to implement country-wide testing and biosecurity standards.

Published in Farm Health

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has confirmed that one of two Waimate district farms placed under restrictions last week has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis infection.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 November 2017 10:32

Fresh M.bovis suspects not dashing hope

The Ministry for Primary Industries says “suspicious” test results for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis on two more farms in the South Canterbury region are not dashing hopes for containment and eradication.

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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wishes to set the record straight regarding the article titled ‘Imported semen fingered for M.bovis outbreak’ in Rural News October 24.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 03 November 2017 15:35

LIC bulls given all clear

LIC has confirmed its artificial breeding bulls are free from the Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease.

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:55

M. bovis outbreak "bloody awful"

DairyNZ biosecurity, readiness and response manager Chris Morley says the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak has been “bloody awful” for those caught up in it.

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