Black market in calf sales, lack of NAIT compliance hamper MPI efforts to respond to M.Bovis

Jonathan Underhill
Thu, 10 May 2018

By Jonathan Underhill May 10 (BusinessDesk) - A black market in cattle sales and a lack of compliance with the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) regime by farmers is hampering the Ministry for Primary Industries' efforts to respond to Mycoplasma bovis, which is now New Zealand's largest animal surveillance issue. "We do have, unfortunately, quite a black market of cows sold for cash," Geoff Gwyn, director of readiness and response at the Ministry for Primary Industries, told the primary production committee at the parliame...

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