27 Mar 2018

Cattle and oysters: a catalogue of issues: Damien O'Connor

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 27 March 2018

Minister for Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O'Connor speaks with Kathryn Ryan about the cattle cull on 28 affected farms, will take place by end of May. The Minister has acknowledged the failures in the national reporting system - NAIT - that is supposed to track animals from birth to slaughter, or live export. The disease outbreak is just one of a catalogue of major issues for MPI, including the discovery of the Bonamia Ostreae parasite in farmed oysterds on Stewart Island, which all farmed oyster beds on the island, being pulled up - again in a bid to try to avoid the spread to wild oyster stocks.