The Government, along with the dairy and beef industries, has agreed to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. What does this mean for farmers?
  • Website: Start with the 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: which has details about the incursion and response, and a covering summary about what’s new since the previous 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

ty Town, 316 Rutherglen Rd, Rutherglen, Greymouth

Date Location Time Address
Weds 20 June Timaru 11am - 1pm Caroline Bay Hall, 1 Virtual Avenue, Timaru
Weds 20 June Oamaru 3pm - 5pm Papakaio Community Hall, Pukeuri Road, Oamaru
Thurs 21 June Alexandra 1pm - 3pm Alexandra Memorial Theatre, Skird St, Alexandra
Fri 22 June Gore 11am - 1pm Heartland Hotel, 100 Waimea Street, Gore
Fri 22 June Winton 3pm - 5pm Winton Memorial Hall, 1 Wemyss St, Winton
Mon 25 June Palmerston North 3pm - 5pm Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North
Tues 26 June Hastings 11am - 1pm Karamu Room, Hawkes Bay Racing Club, 300 Prospect Road, Hastings
Weds 27 June Normanby 11am - 1pm Normanby Hall, 94 Ketemarae Rd, Normanby, Taranaki
Thurs 28 June Nelson 11am - 1pm Rutherford Hotel, Trafalgar Square, Nelson
Fri 29 June Greymouth 10am - 12pm Shanty Town, 3169 Rutherglen Rd, Rutherglen, Greymouth

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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