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The latest figures from the Ministry of Primary Industries still show a slow but steady increase in the total number of farms confirmed as infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
Federated Farmers last month issued an advisory on Mycloplasma bovis to all members. Here are excerpts:
The emotional, social and psychological impacts of Mycoplasma bovis on southern farmers and farming communities will be studied by the University of Otago.
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.
Farmers, especially in the South Island, are being reminded that while Mycoplasma bovis has captured headlines, TB is a continuing problem in small pockets of the country.
A large calf rearer bought an $80,000 pasteurisation unit this year to protect his business from Mycoplasma bovis.
Farmers have two years of “heavy lifting” before the bulk of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is dealt with.