15 Aug 2018

Animal tracking legislation debated under urgency

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 15 August 2018

Legislation to properly enforce the animal tracking guidelines that were found to be hugely inadequate during the mycoplasma bovis response, is to be debated under urgency tonight and through tomorrow. It will mean farmers' compliance with NAIT - the animal tracking system - will be properly monitored, and the Minister says there will be penalties for those who don't comply. It comes as the first case of the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis is detected at the top of the South Island.