Friday, July 1, 2022

Biosecurity


Second farm found with M bovis

Second farm found with M bovis

ByAnnette ScottJun 20, 2022
A Mid-Canterbury dairy property has become the first to be confirmed with Mycoplasma bovis this year. The infection was found in a spring-calving herd during routine bulk tank milk (BTM) screening. Movement restrictions have also been placed on a small…

Biosecurity systems make gains

ByAlan EmersonJun 17, 2022
The news that there is a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia is disconcerting.  Although it provides no immediate threat to New Zealand, Indonesia has been clear of…

Rotorua wallabies jumping further afield

ByRichard RennieJun 3, 2022
Farmers and landowners in the Rotorua region are ramping up efforts to control a long-time wallaby population that is starting to drift beyond its original base. A resident population of…

Be mindful of M bovis this Moving Day

ByAnnette ScottMay 27, 2022
Farmers are being urged to review their biosecurity practices while moving their animals on Moving Day.  M bovis programme director Simon Andrew says good planning and communication will help ensure…


We must get the regulations right

We must get the regulations right

ByJohn RocheMay 18, 2022
A recent Farmers Weekly article raised issues about the complexity of the regulatory process for approving methane inhibitors, delays and…
Fall army worm efforts doubling down

Fall army worm efforts doubling down

ByRichard RennieMay 11, 2022
In coming weeks biosecurity officials will be doubling down on efforts to identify if the fall army worm has established…
Biosecurity NZ keeping watch on Indonesia FMD outbreak

Biosecurity NZ keeping watch on Indonesia FMD outbreak

ByStaff reporterMay 9, 2022
Biosecurity New Zealand is closely monitoring reports of a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, deputy director-general Stuart…
$42.9m to bolster biosecurity

$42.9m to bolster biosecurity

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
The Government has announced funding of $42.9 million to bolster New Zealand’s biosecurity system as part of Budget 2022 and…
M bovis barriers to cattle genetic importation

M bovis barriers to cattle genetic importation

ByHugh StringlemanApr 29, 2022
Importations of cattle embryos and semen have been disrupted by New Zealand’s new import health standard (IHS) on bovine germplasm…
Keep an eye out for plant pest

Keep an eye out for plant pest

ByAnnette ScottApr 28, 2022
Fall armyworm (FAW) caterpillars were first found in Tauranga last month and now also identified on sweet corn and maize…
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