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.
Protect your beef herd from Mycoplasma bovis
Regardless of the clinical impacts of Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis), now that phased eradication is being pursued, beef farmers need to treat M. bovis extremely seriously.
Mycoplasma bovis meetings underway
Over 160 farmers gathered in Cheviot in North Canterbury earlier this week to learn more about Mycoplasma bovis and air their concerns about the disease and its management.
Minimising the bull buying disease risk
Bull selling season is in full swing and farmers may be nervous about buying beef bulls in light of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.
Mp. Bovis: A quick Q&A
Here are some of the questions farmers are asking – and answers, based on the information available at this point.
Advice for farmers on Mycoplasma Bovis
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working closely with the Ministry for Primary Industries on the response to the Mycoplasma bovis (M. Bovis) outbreak.