Today on The Country we look into the Government's announcement that it will deal with Mycoplasma bovis with phased eradication.

On with the show:

Damien O'Connor:

We find the Minister for Agriculture and Biosecurity on a South Canterbury farm with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as we dissect yesterday's momentous decision to eradicate M.bovis.

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Professor Keith Woodford:

A Lincoln University academic provides some of the best commentary and analysis around the government's decision yesterday to eradicate rather than manage M. bovis.

Cameron Bagrie:

Is an independent economist who says no one can accurately guess the cost of M. bovis to the economy but at this early stage it's looking like at least a one billion dollar headache.

Peter Newbold:

We take our monthly look at the rural property market with the GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate and ask what affect M. bovis is having on values?

Listen below: