Further moves underway to contain cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis – MPI update 12 October 2017

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The Ministry for Primary Industries is moving forward with control measures to prevent further spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, with plans being developed with farmers to cull animals from the known infected farms. “Since the start of this response in late July, we’ve carried out tens of thousands of tests of the infected, […]

Mycoplasma bovis — MPI update 2 October 2017

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https://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/mycoplasma-bovis-update-2-october-2017/ The Ministry for Primary Industries’ testing programme has identified one new property as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. The newly identified property is a Van Leeuwen Dairy Group farm which was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. “We’ve said all along that we fully expected the possibility for […]

New Zealand’s own Selwyn Donald to judge the Youth Show.

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Selwyn and his partner Lorraine farm on the outskirts of the Featherston Township nestled under the Tararua Ranges and is approximately an hour’s drive from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington. Selwyn milks 400 cows registered under the Arran prefix and is one of New Zealand’s oldest Ayrshire Studs and with Selwyn being the 4th generation […]