Articles tagged Mycoplasma bovis

Damien O’Connor says some farmers are continuing to risk biosecurity in the wake of the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. He also backs the idea of an EQC-style levy on farmers. Thomas Coughlan reports

The broad swathe of Government and industry fell in behind a 10 year plan costing $886 million to eradicate mycoplasma bovis, the Salvation Army called on the Government to urgently convene an expert group (rather than an MBIE one) to kickstart KiwiSaver, Jacinda Ardern is riding high in the polls (while Simon Bridges isn't) and political turmoil in Italy is threatening to force a referendum on it staying in the euro zone.

The Government plans to eradicate mycoplasma bovis over 10 years, but will start by allowing mass stock movements from Friday that rely on a discredited tracking system, Thomas Coughlan reports.