‘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. 

Published in General News
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.

Published in Farm Health

Opposition primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy is welcoming the decision to cull cattle infected with the Mycoplasma bovis disease.

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Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has searched three locations as part of an investigation associated with the Mycoplasma bovis response.

Published in General News
Monday, 26 March 2018 15:18

22,000 infected cattle to be culled

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will begin a cull of 22,332 cattle on all properties infected with Mycoplasma bovis after scientific testing and tracing confirmed the disease was not endemic.

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The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system has provided the MPI investigators dealing with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak nearly 1000 reports since the disease was identified last July.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:55

Software softens blow of M. bovis hit

Good farm records have helped to relieve a South Island farming business of some of the effects of getting through a Mycoplasma bovis infection, reports FarmIQ Systems Ltd, a software company.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:55

M. bovis culler hard done by?

Farmers who cull animals infected with Mycoplasma bovis without being ordered to by MPI are doing the right thing, says Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:55

Breeder says MPI reneged on compo

Jersey breeder Peter Hansen believes MPI has reneged on compensating him for its ban on his planned one-off importation of breeding cows from Australia because of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 March 2018 14:17

Opposition demands answers on M. bovis

The opposition National Party is putting pressure on the Government to come clear on the future of cow disease, Mycoplasma bovis.

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