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Seasonal Spotlight Articles

BVD stealing dairy herd profit

BVD - DISEASE RISK AND AVOIDANCE

While M. bovis and Covid-19 may be competing for farmers’ attention this winter, another equally infectious disease that has lurked in the background for years poses at least as big a threat to farm profitability and livestock health.More >

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FARM BIOSECURITY CRITICAL PLANK IN BVD CONTROL

Biosecurity is high on most New Zealanders’ minds this year, thanks largely to Covid-19 and the need to keep it firmly on the country’s border edges to avoid it spreading throughout the community. More >

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SUCCESSFUL REPRODUCTION TAKES A TEAM APPROACH

Keeping a dairy breeding programme in high gear requires a daily commitment to following protocols and investing the necessary time to make it work. More >

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TRAPPING PROJECT PUTS DENT IN PEST POPULATION

A unique trapping campaign to help farmers reduce the number of rats, and the spread of leptospirosis is starting to report success in Wairarapa.More >

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LEPTO AWARENESS - MATT WYETH

Masterton farmer Matt Wyeth’s particularly bad case of “man-flu” proved to be nearly fatal when he found himself in Southland hospital’s intensive care unit for 8 days after an emergency air lift off Stewart Island.More >

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LEPTO AWARENESS - CAROLYN MCBRIDE

Carolyn McBride has religiously vaccinated her Taranaki dairy herd against lepto for the past 30 years, so no one was more surprised than her when she contracted a nasty strain of the disease whose impact still rebounds on her seven years later.More >

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