28 May 2018

Farmers nervously await M bovis decision

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 28 May 2018

Monday is a dramatic day for farmers as the government announces what it plans to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. Some argue the outbreak can be contained without a mass killing of stock. Others say aggressive eradication is the only option, even if it means culling 100,000 animals. The Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister, along with industry leaders, will announce the action plan at 4 o'clock today. Linda Burgess farms in Canterbury, Ben Walling in Southland and Ben Moore in Waikato.