Webinar: M. bovis and biosecurity update by MPI

Location: Webinar, New Zealand

Date: 03/12/2019

Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Please join us as John Roche, Chief Science Adviser, and Joe Stockman, Manager of Liaison and Communications for the M. bovis Programme, provide an update on the M. bovis Programme and how we are tracking in eradicating the disease. John will also share his insights as MPI's Chief Science Adviser, including biosecurity threats we should be aware of as an industry.

Topic areas that John and Joe will cover during this webinar include:

  • An update on the M. bovis programme and how we are progressing in eradicating the disease;
  • Key messages to members, reporting protocols, and compensation package;
  • How members can provide accurate information to their clients about M. bovis, and support them while they are under restrictions;
  • Other biosecurity issues that we should be aware of as an industry.

Members FREE | Non-members $80

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Please note the webinar is constrained to 110 licences.

Speaker Bios

John Roche

As MPI's Chief Science Adviser, John provides strategic science advice across the organisation. He also chairs the independent Mycoplasma bovis Strategic Science Advisory Group, set up to help accelerate eradication of M. bovis from New Zealand and minimise the negative impacts. John, who has a farming background, had first-hand experience of M. bovis on a property he was involved with in the USA.

Prior to joining MPI in June 2018, John was DairyNZ's Principal Scientist for Animal Science. He has also held senior science roles in Ireland and Australia. John is also an adjunct professor in University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences, and Managing Director of Down to Earth Advice Ltd.

Joe Stockman

Joe Stockman is the Manager Communications & Liaison for the M. bovis Programme, and part of its senior leadership team.

He started out as a contract milker on a dairy farm in Taupaki, before studying at Otago and getting into journalism and communications.

Joe is an Associate Member of NZIPIM, and remains connected to his rural roots.

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