28 May 2018

M bovis: Eradication or containment call to be announced

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 28 May 2018

It's decision time for the government on the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis later on Monday, when it will reveal whether it will try to eradicate or contain. The disease was discovered in July last year, and since then 39 farms have been confirmed as infected with more than 11,000 animals culled. The National Party's agriculture spokesperson, Nathan Guy, told our deputy political editor, Chris Bramwell, that he thinks eradication will be the chosen course of action.