Vet Marlborough runs a farmer accreditation day to train clients in the use of pain relief for docking and castration.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has advised they will have a greater focus on the transport of pregnant stock this season, specifically when stock give birth in the stock truck or in the stock yards. This has been a specific issue for sheep, although cattle are susceptible also. Any stock in late pregnancy should not be transported.
We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs).
Effective prevention and treatment of flystrike and lice involves a multi-pronged approach. This booklet aims to provide you with the detail you need to:
a) Understand the pests’ lifecycles and therefore the optimal time to target them, and
b) The treatment options – chemical and non-chemical – available to you.
B+LNZ recommend you get...
With 4.5 hours between checking in and disembarking, keeping your dogs safe and comfortable requires planning and appropriate carrying facilities - especially on a hot sunny day.
The discovery of a new strain was made through regular bulk milk tank testing, which is evidence our highly sensitive system is working well. MPI will continue with fortnightly bulk milk tank testing over the summer months, to ensure any evidence of ongoing infection is picked up.
Recently Kevin spoke to the host of the The Muster on Hokonui, Andy Muir.
They spoke about:
Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) at the NZ border
NAIT and a sheep tracability system - FMD — What can sheep farmers do?
NAIT tracing in relation to FMD
eASD form -...
With there being so much talk about Foot and Mouth in the media Federated Farmers wanted to update everyone alongside MPI on what is happening.
Watch the recorded webinar for more information.
Flooding - Top of the South
As you will be aware there has been severe damage to some areas in the top of the South Island with major flooding, farms still underwater and road closures preventing outside...
Foot-and-mouth disease has reached the tourist hot spot of Bali, and the risk of it entering NZ on the footprint of an unwary traveller or by other means, is now a little too close for comfort. So, what are the...