Latest M.bovis Technical Advisory Group report is released

The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease.  

“The TAG report acknowledges the improvements to our work, which aim to lessen the impact on affected farmers, their whānau, workers and rural communities,” says M. bovis Programme Director Stuart Anderson.

“I know that farmers who have been impacted have found the process challenging. Their contribution has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated, and 4 years on since the disease was first detected, immense progress has been made towards eradication. We now have just 3 active confirmed infected farms, compared to 34 farms 2 years ago.” Continue reading

National plan for M. bovis programme focused on eradication and supporting farmers

The three partners working to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) have reaffirmed their commitment to achieving eradication and supporting farmers through the eradication process.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand released the 2019 M. bovis National Plan at a meeting with farmers in Hamilton today.

The plan sets out three clear goals:

  • to eradicate M. bovis from New Zealand
  • to reduce the impact of the disease and the eradication programme for everyone affected
  • to leave New Zealand’s biosecurity system stronger.

The 2019 National Plan can be read HERE.  Continue reading