Agreement between the dairy and beef sectors on who pays what for the industry share of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis is still a month away, say industry sources.
Concerns about the impact of Mycoplasma bovis on the agriculture sector have seen New Zealand farmer confidence decline over the past quarter, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows.
Follow these tips and advice to reduce the risk of your calves contracting Mycoplasma bovis this season.
Agribusiness expert Keith Woodford is warning that the chances of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis are not high.
Whangarei microbiologist Dr Barry Pyle says calf days are a perfect opportunity to educate youngsters and friends and family about biosecurity.
The 2018 dairy calving/mating season has a new, unsettling dynamic with the incursion of Mycoplasma bovis.
The head of BiosecurityNZ (MPI’s group dealing with Mycoplasma bovis), Roger Smith, says its job is to make NAIT easy so that farmers will comply with it.