News | Rural
17 Oct 2019 15:26
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Rural

    It might take eight years, but there's confidence M bovis can be eradicated

    It might take eight years, but there's confidence M bovis can be eradicated


    Latest figures from MPI show that 129 out of 171 farms that were infected have been cleared, and can be repopulated.

    It's cost 156-million dollars to cull more than 100-thousand cattle.

    Forty three farms are still actively infected.

    Massey University veterinary science expert Richard Laven says we're on track, but it will take years to be clear of the disease.

    He says the difficulty is proving you're free of Mycoplasma bovis because all the tests are to show you have it, not that you don't have it.

    Laven adds there are still some issues with stock movement.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Rural News
     16 Oct: Despite public perception - a dairy farmer says most farmers... are doing they best job they can
     16 Oct: Global dairy prices have edged up point-five-percent at Fonterra's latest overnight auction
     09 Oct: The Agriculture Minister says improving the performance of Fonterra is in everyone's interests
     08 Oct: Mercury's CEO is off to Fonterra
     08 Oct: A threat to meat and dairy farmers - and the national economy.
     02 Oct: Global dairy prices have risen slightly at Fonterra's latest overnight auction
     27 Sep: Shane Jones says Fonterra's executive needs to be pruned, as the dairy giant grapples with a 605-million-dollar loss
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Japan lock Uwe Helu is dismissing the relevance of his side's 41-7 pre-tournament loss to South Africa ahead of their World Cup quarter-final More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The Commerce Commission's been granted an interim High Court injunction - in an attempt to protect stolen information from being made public More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Luke Perry's house has been handed over to his children 15:22

    Environment:
    Cargo and cruise ships are big money makers - but also a big risk to the marine environment 15:17

    International:
    China and Africa are building 'great walls' of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work? 15:07

    Golf:
    Some added pressure on Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox over the next few weeks on the European Tour 14:57

    Entertainment:
    Caroline Flack is struggling with her anxiety 14:52

    Entertainment:
    Katie Price has blasted the police after she was banned from driving for two years 14:22

    International:
    Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after bout with Charles Conwell 14:17

    Basketball:
    Breakers forward Finn Delany will miss the start of the NBL season 14:07

    Entertainment:
    Justin Timberlake has gushed about finding 'The One' in wife Jessica Biel 13:52

    Business:
    The Commerce Commission's been granted an interim High Court injunction - in an attempt to protect stolen information from being made public 13:47


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd