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Federated Farmers cautiously optimistic on M.bovis plan

Federated Farmers is supportive of today’s government call that we may be able to achieve the biosecurity triumph of being the first country in the world to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.

While there are farmers throughout the country still battling with the aftermath of the disease’s discovery, Feds believes we can all start to feel more confident about the outcome of the eradication.

"We are cautiously optimistic, and still have fingers and everything else crossed," Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis says.

It would be a massive achievement to beat the disease.

"It has caused enormous pain and suffering to the more than 1000 farmers and sharemilkers who have had to get through having the disease either found on their farm, or linked to it.

"And this work is still going on. We certainly aren’t out of the woods yet."


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