Biosecurity NZ deputy director general Stuart Anderson.

Travellers are no longer allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia into New Zealand.

Hypocalcaemia is most commonly seen in late pregnancy and early lactation.

Metabolic diseases primarily affect ewes in late pregnancy and sometimes early lactation. These can have a huge economic impact on a farming operation - especially if there are large losses of capital stock. In the second of two articles, we take a look at hypocalcaemia and hypomagnesaemia.

Pregnancy toxaemia usually affects multiple bearing ewes in late pregnancy.

Metabolic diseases primarily affect ewes in late pregnancy and sometimes early lactation. These can have a huge economic impact on a farming operation - especially if there are large losses of capital stock. In the first of two articles, we take a look at pregnancy toxaemia.

Paul Kenyon says pregnancy scanning data can be used to maximise ewe and lamb survival.

Having the ability to target feed ewes that will offer the best return on investmnt is one of the main benefits of pregnancy scanning - but there are others.

Campylobacter is one of the two main causes of abortion in ewes.

The commonly reported abortion rate in the New Zealand sheep flock is between 1-2%, although in ‘abortion storms’ a single flock can abort 25-40%. This represents a significant loss or wastage.

Pork NZ says no other country has completely banned the use of farrowing crates, which it claims is necessary during the highly vulnerable stage of newborn piglets' lives.

NZ's pig farming sector believes if a new draft welfare code for pigs is adopted it could spell the end of the country's pork industry.

Agcarm president Gavin Kerr.

The two associations representing NZ's crop protection and animal health industries will merge this month.

Ensuring rams are in peak condition prior to mating will help maximise their performance and their contribution to the genetic improvement of the commercial flock.

Gordon Levet is a Northland sheep farmer and ram breeder who has spent a lifetime breeding sheep for worm resistance and facial eczema (FE) tolerance. He began breeding for worm resistance in 1987, recognising that there was a genetic component to a sheep's ability to tolerate worms and this has shaped…

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