Cow disease found in second South Canterbury dairy farm

 Cow disease found in second South Canterbury dairy farm

Neighbours on “tenterhooks” as second dairy farm related to South Canterbury rich-lister gets disease.

Cow disease found in second South Canterbury dairy farm
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A second dairy farm in South Canterbury that was already under biosecurity scrutiny was confirmed positive on Monday for the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.

The farm was linked to the initial property under investigation and was part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group. The detection was not unexpected given close connections between the two farms.

Neighbouring farmers were on “absolute tenterhooks” as they waited to find out if their herds, in paddocks next to the van Leeuwen’s property, were infected with the disease, said Labour spokesman for primary industries Damien O’Connor…….

 

READ MORE Source: Cow disease found in second South Canterbury dairy farm | Stuff.co.nz

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