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Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that pressures can mount up. Our networks and training can help with all kinds of situations, and help you get through your current challenges.

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Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD)

Farmers are being reminded to be particularly stringent with their on-farm biosecurity as foot and mouth disease spreads through popular tourist destinations such as Bali and other parts of Indonesia.

  • Foot and mouth disease is spreading through popular Indonesian tourist destinations including Bali.
  • Don’t allow overseas visitors who have been in contact with animals onto farms for a least a week after their arrival.
  • Ensure stringent on-farm biosecurity protocols are in place and adhered to.
  • Do not feed uncooked food waste to pigs.
  • Become familiar with the symptoms of foot and mouth disease and do not hesitate to call a vet or 0800 80 99 66.

For more information check out - MPI,  Beef + Lamb NZ  , DairyNZ

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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...
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Farm Meals - Winton

Farm meals start again on Wednesday 3rd August. Get off the farm and enjoy a nice hot meal in the company of others. Held at the Central Southland Presbyterian Parish - CSPP Hall, come...

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