Review chair Nicola Shadbolt says the panel acknowledged the significant impact M.bovis eradication has had on farmers and rural communities.

A recent review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the livestock sector were unprepared to tackle a large scale response.

The review panel's recommendations focused on responding to animal diseases, all of which have been accepted, and are being implemented.

A review of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme has found it is on track to eradicate the disease from New Zealand - a world-first.

WelFarm general manager Samantha Tennent and her team have developed a new website covering the basics of dairy herd health and welfare.

While advancements in technology has put information at our fingertips, filtering and finding the right information can be challenging.

Lamb rearers are urged, when choosing a suitable milk replacer, to look beyond the product label.

A recent study by AgResearch suggested that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in early life. However, supplier of milk replacers AgriVantage argues that there is plenty of other research around to dispute the conclusion of this study.

AgResearch senior scientist Sue McCoard says the results seen in lambs fed milk replacer showed significant differences in growth rates, health and need for use of antibiotics.

Recently published research suggests that farmers should avoid feeding milk replacers with vegetable proteins and fats to lambs in their early life.

A long lasting B12 injection when given at given at tailing lasts for six months – or for the life of most of your finishing lambs, if a 0.5 mL dose is used.

Central Southland vet Andrew Roe reviews use of the long-acting vitamin B12 injection products, SMARTShot B12 and SMARTShot B12 plus SE, in the management of vitamin B12/cobalt deficiency with and without selenium deficiency in ewes and lambs.*

With docking - or tailing - underway in many areas, Beef+Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers about the new tail length requirements.

A feed additive that reduces methane emissions in ruminants is poised for commercial launch in Australia - making it one of the first global markets to access the product.

As lambing and calving get underway, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to consider their carcase disposal options this spring.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics' Low Input Sheep Progeny Trial is identifying the genetics that will future-proof this country's sheep industry.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics' Low Input Sheep Progeny Trial is identifying the genetics that will futureproof this country's sheep industry. In part one of this two-part series, we take a look at how the trial is set up and the focus on dags.

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