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.

Published in General News
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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 07:55

Farmer criticises MPI communication

Rolleston farmer Ivan Robertson describes being caught up in the Mycoplasma bovis containment effort as a “pain in the butt”.

Published in General News
Friday, 29 September 2017 09:55

MPI upbeat about beating disease

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has done at least 15000 tests for Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:55

Farmers feel like lepers

Farmers having trouble selling stock because of fears over Mycoplasma bovis are unlikely to see any compensation unless they are directly affected by Ministry for Primary Industries controls.

Published in General News
Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:55

LIC to test bulls for Mycoplasma bovis

LIC, the country’s largest supplier of dairy genetics, will test its artificial breeding bulls for Mycoplasma bovis to provide its farmers with greater peace of mind through the dairy mating season.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:55

No need for ‘leper’ treatment

North Otago is being treated “like the leper colony of the South Island” over the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, says Federated Farmers North Otago dairy chairman Lyndon Strang.

Published in General News

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) hasn’t given up hope of eradicating the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis despite its spread to a third South Island farm.

Published in General News
Friday, 25 August 2017 07:55

On task — Editorial

The discovery of the cow disease Mycoplasma bovis in South Canterbury last month again raised concerns among farmers about NZ’s biosecurity measures and responsiveness.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:55

Semen unlikely source of disease

The Ministry for Primary Industries is still assessing the likely means of entry of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, following its discovery on two dairy farms in the Morven area near Oamaru.

Published in General News