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Tailing without pain at workshop for farmers - Story by Joanna Grigg, Farmers Weekly

Tailing without pain at workshop for farmers - Story by Joanna Grigg, Farmers Weekly

Vet Marlborough runs a farmer accreditation day to train clients in the use of pain relief for docking and castration.

October 1, 2023 0 Comments
Transporting Animals in late Pregnancy

Transporting Animals in late Pregnancy

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.
August 15, 2023 0 Comments
NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

NAIT timeframes extended for farmers affected by heavy rain and flooding in the North Island

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).

March 7, 2023 0 Comments
Managing Flystrike and Lice

Managing Flystrike and Lice

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...
February 12, 2023 0 Comments
Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

Transporting farm & hunting dogs across Cook Strait

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.

 

 

November 14, 2022 0 Comments
Testing for Mycoplasma Bovis stepped up with new strain

Testing for Mycoplasma Bovis stepped up with new strain

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.  

October 7, 2022 0 Comments
Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

Kevin Forward from OSPRI talks to Andy Muir from The Muster

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 —...
Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

Federated Farmers Webinar - Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know

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.
Top of the South Flooding Event

Top of the South Flooding Event

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...

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