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The Meat Industry Association says member meat processors have agreed to collect a TB eradication differential levy on dairy cattle, although it does not agree with this method of collection.
Primary industry leaders came together on Tuesday night in Wellington to officially launch the new plan for managing bovine TB in New Zealand.
Government funding for the ongoing plan to eradicate bovine tuberculosis has been approved by Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
The number of bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herds has dropped below 40 for the first time in the history of New Zealand’s TBfree programme.
Waikato Regional Council says it is concerned proposed changes to the national plan for managing tuberculosis (Tb) in cows may be somewhat hypocritical when it comes to the Waikato.
TB infection in a dairy herd is a “terrible thing” mentally and morale-wise for a farmer, says Chris Kelly, chairman of the TB plan review governance group.
A pland to eradicate TB from New Zealand livestock within 10 years will cut the need to test some herds and will reduce the work in some vector areas.
By 2026 New Zealand livestock will be TB free and by 2046 the disease should be gone for good, if a new plan under consultation comes to fruition. And it’s actually going to cost less in TB targeted levies and rates.