Reconsider pre-lamb shearing
Farmers are being urged to consider delaying pre-lamb shearing this winter as feed resources in many parts of the country are already stretched.
May Animal Health: Beef Cattle
Let’s go through the broad list of stock classes on the farm, and look at their animal health considerations.
Autumn animal health checklist – sheep
Veterinarian Ginny Dodunski of Totally Vets Taumarunui provides timely sheep health and management advice with a focus on internal parasites, mating hoggets and the management of hill country ewes.
Mycoplasma bovis, TB and NAIT programmes during the COVID-19 lock-down
Given the critical importance of the country’s primary sector, the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) eradication programme and OSPRI’s TB control and NAIT programmes will continue during the Covid-19 lock-down.
Keep stock off harvested hemp
Feeding hemp to livestock is strictly forbidden and as well as contravening the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act, doing so could put 必威手机下载版 ’s red meat exports in jeopardy.
Hawke’s Bay TB response
We want to provide you with an update on the Hawke’s Bay TB response. As you know, a cluster of TB infection in cattle near the Napier-Taupo road has been taken under close management by OSPRI.
Bovine TB detected in cattle in Hawke’s Bay
We want to let you know about an important development regarding bovine tuberculosis (TB) in Hawke’s Bay.
Options in prevention and treatment of Facial Eczema
Zinc is the only treatment option farmers have when dealing with Facial Eczema, but there are options in the method of administration.
Whole-farm approach needed to manage internal parasites
With weaning about to get underway, now is an opportune time for sheep farmers to review their parasite management plan for the up-coming season.
Using genetics to enhance farm resilience
A new season of ram sales is upon us which provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our breeding objectives. A huge amount of work has been done over the decades by ram breeders up and down the country to produce genetic lines with all manner of attributes, from fibre diameter and growth rate to disease resilience and parasite resistance.
Vigilance required against African Swine Fever
As African Swine Fever spreads across many Asian and European countries, pig owners in this country are being reminded to be vigilant with biosecurity and not feed pigs uncooked meat.