Timaru police have arrested two men over the burglary of a South Canterbury farm which was under quarantine because of the Mycoplasma Bovis outbreak.

A significant amount of equipment was taken from the Morven property, including farm bikes, quad bikes, chainsaws, a ride-on mower and tools.

Some of the property was recovered from Timaru, Geraldine and Pleasant Point.

The two men are aged 30 and 32.

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One is appearing in the Timaru District Court today.

The Ministry for Primary Industries said the property had been de-stocked and was going through cleaning and disinfection.

The stolen goods had been cleaned and disinfected so there was no risk from them being taken off the property.