Fonterra's Head of Farm Source for Waikato Paul Grave spoke to The Country Early Edition's Rowena Duncum about the Mycoplasma bovis national testing programme that is happening this week.
Paul explains that Fonterra is working with MPI to ensure that "every herd in the country" is tested for Mycoplasma bovis. This is very important as it gives MPI the information it needs to monitor the spread of the cattle disease.
Eradication is still the goal says Paul and it will be a massive logistical task to test every farm in New Zealand three times.
Also in today's interview - Paul talks about the dairy industry's highest month trade in more than two and a half years, and MPI's milk cooling regulations.