Important Mycoplasma bovis update: testing stepped up with new strain
Summer testing for Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) will be stepped up after the nationwide surveillance programme identified a new strain of the disease on one of the four confirmed positive properties, which are all in Mid Canterbury.
Independent review into Mycoplasma bovis programme
The following email was sent to farmers on 11 November 2021.
M. bovis update
The Mycoplasma bovis programme is taking a fresh look at some of the formerly infected properties, applying new tracing tools and the greater knowledge of the disease to double-check that all risk of infection has been found.
Learning lessons from New Zealand’s response to Mycoplasma bovis
An independent review of the Mycoplasma bovis Programme is being carried out to identify lessons that can be learned from New Zealand’s largest biosecurity response.
Expanding surveillance of beef sector for M. bovis
As a partner in the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) programme alongside the Ministry for Primary Industries and DairyNZ, we want to provide you with information on the expansion of surveillance of the beef sector for M. bovis.
Three years on and M. bovis eradication effort is on track
Today, 22 July, marks three years since Mycoplasma bovis was first detected in New Zealand. Finding this bacteria here was a shock to the industry, and kicked off one of New Zealand’s largest ever biosecurity responses.
Further information on M. bovis programme during Alert Level 4 lock-down
The M. bovis programme is continuing to operate as an essential service under the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Important Mycoplasma bovis update for farmers: National Beef Survey
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working alongside DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) as part of the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.
An update on the Mycoplasma bovis Programme
M. bovis is one of the greatest biosecurity challenges we have faced in New Zealand and 2019 has been a challenging year for the eradication effort, especially for our farmers who have been affected.
Supporting farmers with Mycoplasma bovis compensation claims
The DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Lamb Compensation Assistance Team (DBCAT) was set up in September 2018 to facilitate M. bovis claims on behalf of affected farmers.
M. bovis roadshow
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in conjunction with Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Federated Farmers, the Rural Support Trust and DairyNZ, is hosting a nationwide roadshow to provide farmers with the latest information about Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis), the local and national picture, the phased eradication plan and what farmers can do.