Four more Canterbury farms have been confirmed as being infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
Mycoplasma bovis outbreak
South Canterbury farmer Mark Adams wishes all farmers unaffected by Mycoplasma bovis could sit down with one who is trying to operate under a Restricted Place Notice.
Government officials say they are doing all they can to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis but there are still major concerns from farmers in the Central Otago region.
A Mycoplasma bovis-affected farmer's heartfelt plea for communication brought a round of applause at a meeting in North Otago yesterday.
Mycoplasma bovis has been detected for the first time in the Wairarapa.
The long-term influence on the beef schedule from the Mycoplasma bovis cull is not expected to be significant, Rabobank New Zealand’s animal proteins analyst Blake Holgate says.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited a farm near Morven, in South Canterbury, to talk first-hand with farmers affected by Mycoplasma bovis.
The people at ground zero of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak are warning that the eradication bid could have disastrous knock-on effects.
New Zealand is aiming to be the first country in the world to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from its shores after the Government yesterday unveiled an $886 million plan to eliminate the disease.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just announced $886m will be spent on the phased eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and compensation for affected farmers, saying "we have one shot to eradicate".
Driving round the countryside lately I've seen a lot of cattle on crop already.
Police are investigating how the fast-spreading cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis got into New Zealand.
The impact of the impending Mycoplasma bovis cattle cull on milk and beef supply nationally will be much smaller than the "devastating" impact on affected farmers, Westpac senior economist...
Compensation payouts to farmers as a result of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak could cost the Government more than $100 million, National Party primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy believes.