Dairy farmer explains how a gifted calf with M bovis led to mass cull

Night Talk 28/05/2018
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Night talk exclusive - Mitch Harris received a call from Ben, who now calls his property 'IP-16' (which stands for infected property number 16), on how his farm in the South Island was the 16th in New Zealand to be infected with M. bovis.

One of his farming mates gifted him 15 calves, and unbeknown to him one of them had Mycoplasma Bovis. Now he's had to destroy his whole herd, leaving him thousands of dollars out of pocket.

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