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.
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.
Farmers who cull animals infected with Mycoplasma bovis without being ordered to by MPI are doing the right thing, says Federated Farmers.
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.
The opposition National Party is putting pressure on the Government to come clear on the future of cow disease, Mycoplasma bovis.
A study by a group of Norwegian researchers could increase suspicion of imported semen as the possible source of New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis infection.
First results from the nationwide milk surveillance testing for Mycoplasma bovis have all come back clear.
Sharemilkers – especially those with 50/50 contracts -- must be on guard against the risk of Mycoplasma bovis if they are planning to move at the end of the season or to buy new stock.
The number of dairy farms with confirmed infections of Mycoplasma bovis is creeping up as the national milk-sampling programme continues nationwide.