New Zealand to kill 150000 cows to combat disease

30 May, 2018, 11:09 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • One of the big challenges with Mycoplasma bovis is the ability to test for it. Often the disease can hide in the animal

If successful it will be a world first.

Mycoplasma Bovis does not affect milk and meat for human consumption, and most governments are content to control outbreaks. Since it was first detected, the disease has spread to 37 farms, and computer modeling suggests it will eventually reach some 142 farms.

Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. "This is a rainy day".

Phased eradication involves ongoing depopulation and includes any new infected properties.

The government will meet 68% of the cost, while farmers and the cattle industry will pay the rest, the New Zealand Herald reports.

"We don't know, in the long-term, what impact it could collectively have on an industry that is incredibly important to New Zealand's economy", she said.

Ardern said total eradication of the disease was possible as it was not yet widespread and had presented in only one strain. Many cows will be be used for beef, however many will end up dumped into landfills.

All infected farms found in the future will be depopulated.

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An improved compensation claim process.

Farmer Chris Ford says he was very disappointed in the Government's decision.

"Now we have to crack on and give it our best shot to recover from this threat".

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, said in a statement, "This is a tough call - no one ever wants to see mass culls".

MPI said there may come a time when "we may have to concede that living with it and managing it within our herds is the most sensible way forward". It is essential that the Government has accurate and up-to-date information to gauge whether it is working.

The alternative plan, long term management of the disease, was estimated to cost $1.2 billion. Of this, $698 million is the loss of production borne by farmers and $520 million of response costs.

"After yesterday they're gone", Canterbury farmer Frank Peters told 1 NEWS as he stood amongst his soon to be culled livestock.

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