Dairy farmers are using a range of tactics to keep their cows and farms safe from Mycoplasma bovis this mating season.
Pye Group's farms all aim for a grass-fed low-input system, with minimal grain and fodder beet supplements.
Farmers are being urged to have their say on the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) review consultation now underway.
DairyNZ are ‘working through’ the cost-sharing process for the industry share of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis, says BLNZ general manager policy and advocacy Dave Harrison.
West Coast farmer Andrew Stewart believes the key to animal traceability is to keep your National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) account regularly updated.
It's crunch time for dairy and beef farmers as they decide how much the two sectors will pay, respectively, toward cleaning up the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, likely to cost $870 million over 10 years.
Beef + Lamb NZ and DairyNZ are working through the cost-sharing process for the industry share of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis, says BLNZ general manager policy and advocacy Dave Harrison.
Farming has been under the microscope this month with three heavyweight Government reports — on water quality, climate change and Mycoplasma bovis — all appearing in just three days.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor have announced a recovery package to help farmers get back to business more quickly after being cleared of Mycoplasma bovis.