Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:55

M. bovis dents hope

Despite a rise in payout and profitability, dairy farmer confidence in Waikato and Bay of Plenty is relatively subdued.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:05

M. bovis reaches Tasman district

A mixed sheep and beef farm near Motueka has been confirmed as the first Mycoplasma bovis infected farm in the Tasman district.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 14:55

Finding the last M. bovis farm

Most farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis may already have been detected but you must be confident you have got the last one, says MPI veterinarian epidemiologist Andy McFadden.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:55

D-day for M. bovis

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak is heading for its first real crunch point in a couple of weeks with the start of the next round of bulk milk tests.

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Compliance is growing more intense and complicated, worrying hill-country sheep and beef farmers in the central North Island.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 07:55

Here for ‘years’?

Concerns have been raised that Mycoplasma bovis may have been in New Zealand at least five or six years before the currently accepted date of discovery. 

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 10:24

Insurance premium holiday for M. bovis farmers

Life insurance provider Fidelity Life says its special relief offer will help farmers deal with the financial impact of Mycoplasma bovis.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 08:55

M. bovis hits more beef than dairy

More beef farms than dairy farms are now infected with the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, according to MPI figures.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 07:55

Who’s paying what on M. bovis?

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.

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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. 

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