Mycoplasma bovis Mid Canterbury update – enhanced biosecurity measures in the Wakanui area
Beef + Lamb New Zealand, alongside DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries, is a partner in the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) eradication programme.
Sheep farmers can support a disease outbreak response by signing up to MyOSPRI
Sheep farmers are being encouraged to play their part in protecting the industry from exotic diseases by signing up to the new online portal MyOSPRI.
Vigilance needed as foot and mouth disease spreads through Indonesia
The discovery of fragments of foot and mouth disease virus in pork products in Australia is another reminder of the need for vigilance while the disease outbreak continues in Indonesia.
Foot and mouth disease update
You may be aware of the recent discovery of foot and mouth disease (FMD) viral fragments on imported dried pork “floss” in Australia.
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.