Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:54

MPI’s behaviour on M. bovis beastly

Farmers affected by Mycoplasma bovis need help and support, but MPI treats them as guilty parties, claims Mid-Canterbury Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Ford.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:55

Help for M. bovis-affected farmers

Ashburton District mayor Donna Favel says a new group is being formed to help bring together the council and local agricultural and health authorities in response to MPI’s ‘surge’ in the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.

Published in General News

Myrtle rust has been detected for the first time on the West Coast on a young pōhutukawa plant, Biosecurity NZ confirmed today.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 May 2019 09:27

Border biosecurity need tech upgrade

A review of biosecurity controls at New Zealand borders recommends continuously adapting new technology.

Published in Agribusiness

A Mid Canterbury farmer who has already lost his dairy herd to Mycoplasma bovis believes MPI is repeating the mistakes it made last year.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 09:46

Anger over increased M. bovis controls

Farmers in the district most affected by Mycoplasma bovis are up in arms at the Ministry for Primary Industry’s news that it will boost its efforts to eradicate the disease.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 April 2019 09:55

Leading the way in sustainable farming

Alex Turnbull, director NZMP marketing, Fonterra, outlines the co-op’s ongoing commitment to adding value to New Zealand’s economy and the global dairy industry.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:55

Is reducing cow numbers the answer?

The argument over whether New Zealand has too many cows is a regional issue, not a national issue, according to Ministry of Primary Industries’ chief science advisor, John Roche.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:12

Agriculture’s wicked problem

A wicked problem: that’s how the chief science advisor to the Ministry for Primary Industries describes the issue of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as they affect agriculture.

Published in General News
Friday, 05 April 2019 09:48

Strong year picked for ag in 2019

MPI’s latest quarterly report on the outlook for the New Zealand primary sector says the industry’s exports performed better than had been expected during the year ending June 2019.

Published in General News
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