Friday, 02 February 2018 10:00

M. bovis testing coming to your farm

Testing for bacterial disease Mycoplasma bovis is being stepped up around the country.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:55

Protecting your borders

Consider some new year resolutions as you work the land. And treat your farm as a biosecurity fortress, with its defences tightened to shut out pest and disease threats.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:55

A new front in the fight against M. bovis

Tables laden with individually labelled sampling packs and stacks of small chilly-bins have marked the start of a new front in the fight against the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:55

Speed up response, farmers tell Govt

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says farmers have spoken up about the slowness of the response to the disease Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:22

Support each other in tough times

DairyNZ says it’s been a tough time for farmers and for some there are signs that it’s beginning to take a toll on their wellbeing.

Published in General News
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.

Published in General News
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.

Published in General News
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.

Published in General News
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