With the Mycoplasma bovis decision there comes some certainty and the need to make the eradication programme work.
The Rural Support Trust will be gearing up as the Mycoplasma bovis eradication plan moves into action, says Neil Bateup, chairman of the Rural Support Trust national council.
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.