Effluent ruled out as vector for M. Bovis transmission

It was awesome news that MPI in its stakeholder update last week, effectively ruled out effluent as a transmission vector for M. Bovis – that’s one less disease transmitted in poo (lets not forget there are other diseases that can be). It was also good to see MPI reiterate the general hygiene message and for […]

Eight years is long enough – let’s step-up in 2019

We thought we’d start the New Year with a reflection on 2018, to set the scene for the year ahead. Last year, KPMG’s 2018 Agribusiness Agenda provided some powerful insights into the current thinking about New Zealand’s Biosecurity. For the 60 business and farming leaders who were surveyed for the agenda, the top priority among […]

Inventing a footwear biosecurity system for farms – Coast and Country

Many thanks to the Coast and Country team for paying us a visit and sharing our story following the Biosecurity Awards late last year. Check out Catherine Fry’s story: https://www.coastandcountrynews.co.nz/news/3732-inventing-footwear-biosecurity-system-farms.html

Keep up with Australian farm biosecurity news

We reckon the Aussies are doing a pretty good job of managing their biosecurity readiness, and there’s a lot we can learn from them. Australian Farm Biosecurity’s free monthly e-newsletter has useful info about what’s happening across the ditch with practical ideas and advice for biosecurity management.  This month there’s articles on Getting biosecurity zoning right,  Recognising […]

Jacson Cube® wins 2018 Biosecurity Awards innovation category

It was an honour to be named winner of the innovation category at this year’s Biosecurity Awards which were held in Auckland this week. Biosecurity underpins the New Zealand environment, lifestyle, economy and identity, and it was amazing to be sitting among people from around Aotearoa who are working so hard to protect what’s precious. […]

Alternative ag days gear up – number8network.co.nz

We’re proud to support Whitikahu and Orini schools and their initiative to keep calf club going this year – there’s that kiwi ingenuity on show again!  They’re doing things a little differently to minimise any risks posed by bringing their animals together – but still giving children in their community the chance to develop their […]

Calf days good for biosecurity – disease expert, Rural News, 11 July 2018

Finally, someone that thinks the same as us.  M.Bovis will, eventually, fall off the radar but where will on-farm biosecurity be when it does? Based on the way in which MPI and our industry bodies (DairyNZ, Federated Farmers and Beef and Lamb) are acting currently, it will be back to business as usual, and we […]

Foot and mouth disease

New Zealand has never had an outbreak of Foot and Mouth, but if there is one disease we’re all afraid of, it’s this one. Biosecurity New Zealand has a comprehensive set of resources that outline what the disease is, how to recognise it, how New Zealand has prepared for an incursion, and who to call […]

New Zealand’s Biosecurity plan – Biosecurity 2025 Direction Statement

This Statement provides the direction New Zealand’s biosecurity systems need to take in the next 10 years to make it more resilient and future-focused. Visit the Biosecurity 2025 website to find out more about the Statement, its five strategic directions and five workplans, the groups involved, signing up for the latest biosecurity news and to […]