One person describes eradicating Mycoplasma bovis as like “trying to build an aeroplane while it is still flying” and there is some truth in that.
With Mycoplasma bovis confirmed as having arrived in Waikato’s dairy heartland, the time has come for the region’s farmers to look hard at how it might affect their businesses.
A government decision on on how to deal with Mycoplasma bovis in the future should be known early this week.
The Government and farmers have agreed to attempt to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand.
With Gypsy Day around the corner, stock and equipment will be moving between properties, so farmers need to ensure they take the right precautions to lower their risk of cross contamination.