Mycoplasma bovis meeting in Northland | Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Mycoplasma bovis meeting in Northland

More than 150 farmers attended a meeting in Dargaville today to learn more about Mycoplasma bovis.
Thursday, 6 September 2018

It follows the announcement last month that a dry stock beef farm in Northland has tested positive for the disease.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) General Manager Policy & Advocacy Dave Harrison, Northern North Island extension manager Alison Whiteford and Farmer Director Northern North Island Martin Coup were at the meeting, which was organised by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

The speakers, which included Emil Murphy of MPI and Dave Harrison, discussed the nature of M. bovis, its spread and the steps farmers can take to reduce the risk of introducing the disease onto their farms.

B+LNZ is working closely with MPI and other industry partners on the response to M. bovis.  We are increasing our support for directly affected farmers and have developed a comprehensive information booklet to support farmers concerned about the disease.

The booklet answers many of the questions farmers may have about M. bovis.

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