The farmer journey

These flowcharts show the simplified process for farms under:


-Notice of Direction

-Restricted Place Notice

Each farm is different and therefore some details will vary on a case by case basis.

Listen to Geoff Gwyn's interview with The Country  July 2018

  • MPI Mycoplasma bovis website, which has links to all of the technical pamphlets including what to do to protect farms 
  • Subscribe to the farmer Stakeholder Update:  Sign up here and please get all your networks of farmers and rural professionals to do so too.  
  • Media inquiries:  Refer M.bovis queries to the MPI media contact: info@mpi.govt.nz0800 00 83 33

Roadshow / public meetings

Here are videos of a couple of the roadshows. Worth a look for all you could want to know about Mycoplasma bovis and eradication: 

Roadshow Timaru video

Roadshow Pukekohe video

Factsheets and FAQs

Technical advice

DairyNZ’s resource on M bovis and Calf rearing 

Poster of Mycoplasma bovis – what to look out for

Information for graziers – Beef and Lamb New Zealand

Animal health checklist to use when buying stock

Protect your farm from Mycoplasma bovis – Managing service bulls

Protect your farm from Mycoplasma bovis – Testing service and herd bulls

Mycoplasma bovis – Advice on using imported or local semen

On-farm biosecurity

Guidance on protecting your farm

Winter grazing

Biosecurity on grazing properties – DairyNZ

A3 farm hygiene poster - Protect your farm from disease  

DairyNZ farm biosecurity checklist – the WOF

Drystock biosecurity guidelines – Beef + Lamb NZ


 Looking after yourself fact sheet


Learn more about Biosecurity Act compensation

Mycoplasma bovis compensation claim form user guide


Minimising the risks from Mycoplasma bovis at cattle shows and events

When did Mycoplasma bovis arrive in NZ – fact sheet