We have done extensive
testing and haven’t found any sign or indication of M. bovis in our bulls or
current production bulls were tested for M. bovis in March/April this year
(2018) and were clear. This followed testing in
September 2017 which was also clear.
We continue to routinely test
semen and test any new bulls for M. bovis in isolation before they enter
the main LIC bull farm.
As M. bovis is mainly spread
between cattle in close contact, the best way we can protect our bulls is to
continue with our strict isolation and quarantine measures. After initial
isolation and testing, all bulls are under strict lifetime quarantine.
We believe a combination of
our testing regime, strict quarantine measures and stock management /
monitoring practices is the best way we can keep our bulls free from this