Mycoplasma bovis, TB and NAIT programmes during the COVID-19 lock-down
Given the critical importance of the country’s primary sector, the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) eradication programme and OSPRI’s TB control and NAIT programmes will continue during the Covid-19 lock-down.
Keep stock off harvested hemp
Feeding hemp to livestock is strictly forbidden and as well as contravening the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act, doing so could put New Zealand’s red meat exports in jeopardy.
Hawke’s Bay TB response
We want to provide you with an update on the Hawke’s Bay TB response. As you know, a cluster of TB infection in cattle near the Napier-Taupo road has been taken under close management by OSPRI.
Bovine TB detected in cattle in Hawke’s Bay
We want to let you know about an important development regarding bovine tuberculosis (TB) in Hawke’s Bay.
Options in prevention and treatment of Facial Eczema
Zinc is the only treatment option farmers have when dealing with Facial Eczema, but there are options in the method of administration.
Whole-farm approach needed to manage internal parasites
With weaning about to get underway, now is an opportune time for sheep farmers to review their parasite management plan for the up-coming season.
Using genetics to enhance farm resilience
A new season of ram sales is upon us which provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our breeding objectives. A huge amount of work has been done over the decades by ram breeders up and down the country to produce genetic lines with all manner of attributes, from fibre diameter and growth rate to disease resilience and parasite resistance.
Vigilance required against African Swine Fever
As African Swine Fever spreads across many Asian and European countries, pig owners in this country are being reminded to be vigilant with biosecurity and not feed pigs uncooked meat.
B+LNZ releases practical guide to Lice and Flystrike control
Flystrike season is just around the corner and a newly-released book covers all options when it comes to sustainably and safely preventing or treating flystrike and lice.
Whole system approach needed to avoid triple drench resistance
Triple drench resistance is appearing at an alarming rate particularly in the North Island, but with the correct management, farmers can prevent this occurring.
Reducing stress on in-lamb ewes
The majority of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high-performance animals, many of which are sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing.