Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.
Farmers, especially in the South Island, are being reminded that while Mycoplasma bovis has captured headlines, TB is a continuing problem in small pockets of the country.
If you're selling or leasing bulls this spring, understand the risks and know the animal’s history of movement and health.
The identification of bovine TB in cattle and deer herds and wildlife around Mount Cargill, near Dunedin, has led to testing and surveillance changes under the TBfree programme.
The Meat Industry Association says member meat processors have agreed to collect a TB eradication differential levy on dairy cattle, although it does not agree with this method of collection.
Government funding for the ongoing plan to eradicate bovine tuberculosis has been approved by Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
Sharemilkers and dairy herd owners are being advised to get their livestock sorted for the upcoming 'gypsy day' move.
An aerial possum kill using 1080 poison is planned for the high Kaweka Range between Taupo and Hawke's Bay this winter, says OSPRI.
The farming industry's investment in TB eradication is proving to be effective as OSPRI lifts stock movement restrictions and reduces testing requirements in many areas.