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:
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.
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.
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.
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?