Wednesday, 11 September 2019 08:55

Beef now the major M. bovis casualty

A positive sign for the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme is that a clear majority of infected farms are now beef rather than dairy.

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 08:55

Five months wait for compensation

Five months after the last cow went to slaughter from Henk Smit’s Cambridge farm he’s still awaiting compensation.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:55

MPI moves with hort

The rise and rise of horticulture is prompting MPI to reconfigure its operations.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 12:55

Smith promises more MPI engagement

MPI’s director-general, Ray Smith, wants his staff to engage more with the rural sector.

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A global animal health company that has developed a novel methane inhibitor for cows’ rumens says it has hit a regulatory roadblock in New Zealand.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:21

Avoid spreading M. bovis

Calf club organisers must take extra biosecurity steps this spring to avoid the spread of Mycoplasma bovis, says MPI.

Published in Management

Almost all the recommendations from two reviews of the Mycoplasma bovis programme have been accepted, after the ‘surge in activity’ leading up to this year’s moving day.

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Thursday, 20 June 2019 07:55

Primary sector props up NZ economy

Against the odds, exports of NZ’s primary produce have increased by $7.5 billion over the last two years and now stand at $45.7b for the year ended June 2019.

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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.

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

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