Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:05

Good news on M. bovis eradication

DairyNZ is welcoming a report confirming M. bovis eradication is likely achievable.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:55

M. bovis levy more than expected

DairyNZ's proposed M. bovis levy of up to 3.9c/kgMS is a lot higher than some were expecting, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:25

M. bovis costs to add 3.9c/kgMS to levy

Dairy farmers are being asked to approve a levy of up to 3.9 cents/kgMS over the next two seasons to pay their share of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication effort.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:40

Human cost of M. bovis to be scrutinised

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak has imposed a human cost on the farmers affected and a ripple effect into their wider communities.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:32

Ban sheep semen imports — breeders

A group of sheep breeders are calling on MPI to reverse the 2016 relaxation of the rules on importation of sheep and goat germplasm.

Published in General News

Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 January 2019 08:55

Lessons well learned from Mycoplasma bovis

Federated Farmers last month issued an advisory on Mycloplasma bovis to all members. Here are excerpts:

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 08:55

Study on wider effects of M. bovis

The emotional, social and psychological impacts of Mycoplasma bovis on southern farmers and farming communities will be studied by the University of Otago.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:55

Farmers face ‘ongoing challenges’

DairyNZ's chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy industry faces ongoing challenges this year.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:55

All signs point to M. bovis eradication

A report due to be officially released in a few weeks from MPI’s Mycoplasma bovis technical advisory group (TAG) is expected to confirm the TAG’s optimism that the disease can be eradicated.

Published in General News