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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 — What can sheep farmers do?  NAIT tracing in relation to FMD  eASD form - movement of animals - On 24 July 2022, MyOSPRI replaced eASD as...
September 4, 2022 0 Comments
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.

August 25, 2022 0 Comments
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 assistance, deliveries and pick-ups. Additional stock food is likely to be required for farmers in these areas to get through winter and there have been many offers...
August 21, 2022 0 Comments
Talking Dairy - Take Action against FMD

Talking Dairy - Take Action against FMD

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 risks to farmers and primary industry as a whole? And more importantly, who is responsible...
July 22, 2022 0 Comments
What you need to know about Foot and Mouth Disease.

What you need to know about Foot and Mouth Disease.

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved (two-toed) animals such as cows, sheep, goats and pigs. It is an animal health disease with no significant health impact on humans. There have been no cases in New Zealand yet, but FMD is...
July 20, 2022 0 Comments
Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

DairyNZ - Decision Tree for Flood Damaged Farms

Federated Farmers urges extreme vigilance on FMD

Federated Farmers urges extreme vigilance on FMD

Feds urges extreme vigilance on FMD As Biosecurity New Zealand continues to closely monitor the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, Federated Farmers is urging holiday makers to also be...
Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Changes to the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle

Have your say The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has reviewed the Code of Welfare for Dairy Cattle. It determined the code requires amendments to incorporate: advances in animal...

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Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers

The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region.

January 18, 2023 0 Comments
Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

This time of the year is a great time to think about how you could improve your investments into your 'Wellbeing Bank Account' for 2023.

January 13, 2023 0 Comments
Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Written by: Kirsten Stevenson In keeping with Farmstrong’s key messages about staying connected and keeping active, Cycling Waitaki has organised Ride Strong – a semi-serious, non-competitive community ride for the farming community. This is a great chance to get off farm, ‘recharge your batteries’ and catch up with mates. Race details...
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Tell us about the hub. What’s the set-up? Basically, we’ve lined a big shed behind my house with ply and filled it with gym gear, weights and machines, so local farmers can get together and work out no matter what the weather’s doing. We used to have a smaller area, but we outgrew that, so we had a working bee and made over one of our workshops....
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Need Internet?

Need Internet?

The Remote Users Scheme allows eligible households and communities in the most remote areas - where broadband is not currently available and there is only access to voice calling and text services - to apply for support.

December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Agri Women's Development Trust Development 2023 Programme Guide

Agri Women's Development Trust Development 2023 Programme Guide

Check out what AWDT have avaiable for 2023.

December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Rural Women NZ Raises Awareness of Five "Silent" Cancers affect only women

Rural Women NZ Raises Awareness of Five "Silent" Cancers affect only women

The Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) National Project to inform and educate women about five “silent” cancers which affect only women has been hugely successful. "The O is...
The Rural Women Dilemma by Loshni Manikam

The Rural Women Dilemma by Loshni Manikam

Loshni Manikam, founder of Thriving Farming Women and friend of Rural Support has just launched her debut e-book, “The Rural Women Dilemma” available now at Amazon.com. Loshni shares her story in a...
Need a Contract or Agreement for next season?

Need a Contract or Agreement for next season?

Farm business operations demand sound legal, fit for purpose contracts and agreements. Federated Farmers has developed industry leading documents with the help of experienced farming leaders, real farmers, farm...

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