Wednesday, 31 October 2018 13:55

Update NAIT account regularly

West Coast farmer Andrew Stewart believes the key to animal traceability is to keep your National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) account regularly updated.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:14

Crunching the numbers — Editorial

It's crunch time for dairy and beef farmers as they decide how much the two sectors will pay, respectively, toward cleaning up the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, likely to cost $870 million over 10 years. 

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 08:55

Still deciding M. bovis levy split

Beef + Lamb NZ and DairyNZ are working through the cost-sharing process for the industry share of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis, says BLNZ general manager policy and advocacy Dave Harrison.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:12

Farmers under the microscope

Farming has been under the microscope this month with three heavyweight Government reports — on water quality, climate change and Mycoplasma bovis — all appearing in just three days.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:47

Support for stricken farmers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor have announced a recovery package to help farmers get back to business more quickly after being cleared of Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 07:55

Farmers must do the right thing on M. bovis

Farmers selling cattle have a duty to disclose if the animals have been under Mycoplasma bovis testing, says Dairy Holdings chief executive Colin Glass.

Published in General News
Monday, 01 October 2018 13:40

Seminar to rebuild industry after M. bovis

A seminar in Hamilton later this month hopes to rebuild and strengthen the New Zealand cattle industry in the wake of Mycoplasma Bovis (M. bovis).

Published in General News
Friday, 28 September 2018 10:19

A biosecurity team of 4.7 million

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor wants every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign. 

Published in General News

More than half of sheep and beef farmers have made changes to reduce the risk of their stock becoming infected by Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).

Published in General News
Monday, 24 September 2018 09:48

The show will go on!

The country’s biggest annual A&P show will go ahead with cattle classes this year despite the threat of spreading Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in Management