Consider livestock disposal options before spring
As lambing and calving gets underway, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to consider their carcass disposal options this spring.
Taking responsibility for biosecurity
Biosecurity is everybody’s responsibility.
Disease alert over the spring period
The winter, early spring period can give rise to a number of disease challenges for livestock, especially in years when feed is tight and body condition is not as high as it could be.
It’s important all farmers make biosecurity a top priority during calving this spring.
New podcast: The importance of traceability
Introductions of pests and diseases onto farms can be devastating so it’s important farmers take steps to protect their business, their neighbours and others in the sector.
New biosecurity workshops
Introductions of pests and diseases onto farms can be devastating, but implementing simple management practices can reduce the risk to businesses and families.
Cattle sale biosecurity reminder
Weaner sales are underway and Beef + Lamb New Zealand is reminding farmers to implement good on-farm biosecurity practices to protect their businesses from imported diseases.
Podcast outlines simple on-farm biosecurity practices
Biosecurity is a key challenge facing the farming sector but the adoption of simple management practices can go a long way towards helping farmers protect their businesses.
Submissions open on Horehound biocontrols
Farmers are being encouraged to make a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority on the proposed introduction of two biocontrol agents to control the production-limiting weed Horehound.
Mp.Bovis update and workshops
You may be aware the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced a mixed sheep and beef property in the Pahiatua area, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, and two other mixed sheep and beef farms in Southland have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis (Mp.bovis).
Controlling pests and managing animal waste crucial for biosecurity
The discovery of Mycoplasma bovis in this country is a timely reminder for farmers to implement on-farm biosecurity practices to protect their businesses and livelihoods – and those of their neighbours.