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.
The mycoplasma bovis outbreak is a big wake-up call for the industry, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.
The dramatic spread of cow disease Mycoplasma bovis has alarmed farmers, says Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard.
One of the two new South Canterbury dairy farms placed under restrictions recently has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis infection.
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.
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.
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.
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.