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Critical Information for Winter Grazing and Graziers

Down south we have cows to feed, and crops to be eaten. But hungry cows and graziers aren’t hooking up as freely as usual with the concerns around sharing the Mycoplasma bovis bacteria.  For the latest info you need to know, clink on… Continue Reading →

More than 20,000 cattle to be culled

More than 20,000 cattle at properties infected with the Mycoplasma bovis disease will be culled, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has confirmed

Road Transport Association Meeting

Monday 5th March 2018 The Road Transport Association is holding a meeting for their Southland members this Thursday 8 March at 7pm in Invercargill (CVC Building). A speaker from MPI will be present to talk about M. bovis and the… Continue Reading →

Farmers in limbo over cattle disease

Wednesday 7th February 2018. Southland vet Mark Bryan says farmers are unable to plan for the future while they wait for results of MPI tests for Mycoplasma bovis – the bacterium causing mastitis, abortion, pneumonia, and arthritis in cattle. He’s… Continue Reading →

Mycoplasma bovis infection in Young Calves

26th January 2018 Mycoplasma bovis infection in Young Calves by Fiona P. Maunsell, BVSc, PHD, G Arthur Donovan, DVM, MSc. READ MORE

Mycosplasma Mastitis: Causes, Transmission & Control

26th January 2018. Mycosplasma Mastitis: Causes, Transmission & Control by Lawrence K Fox, MS, PHD READ MORE

Radio NZ: Rural News Interview with MASS

24th January 2018. Bevan Collie from MASS (Mycoplasma bovis Action & Support Southland) was interviewed for the Rural News programme on Radio NZ.  Tune in from 2.35 mins in the morning show and at 4.45 mins for the lunchtime show…. Continue Reading →

Protecting Your Borders

24th January 2018. Consider some new year resolutions as you work the land. And treat your farm as a biosecurity fortress, with its defences tightened to shut out pest and disease threats.  Opinion piece by Katie Milne, President, Federated Farmers. … Continue Reading →

Mycoplasma bovis action group formed in Southland

Farmers, Veterinarians and industry stakeholders from around the Southland region have come together to form MASS (Mycoplasma bovis Action & Support Southland).  The objective is to provide a voice to those in Southland and assist the Southland farming community in… Continue Reading →

Milk Testing Programme – Information & Meeting Dates

As part of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ response to Mycoplasma bovis, Fonterra is helping to coordinate the milk testing programme in Southland and Otago.  The programme will involve testing three milk samples from every dairy farm. One sample will be… Continue Reading →

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