27 May 2019

M bovis: Thousands of dairy farms not on tracking system

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 27 May 2019

Nearly 8,000 dairy farms are yet to re-register to a national tracking system, with just days to go until moving day when sharemilkers move their cows to new farms around the country. It's an anxious day for many because the main way Mycoplasma bovis spreads is through the movement of animals. The Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor says farmers have not taken enough precautions and need to step up. Chris Lewis is from Federated Farmers. He talks to Corin Dann.