Wider support for our bovis farmers

Federated Farmers is about to launch a special support group for Mid Canterbury farmers under surveillance for suspected mycoplasma bovis in their dairy or beef herds.

Farmers under active surveillance had no access to advice from MPI, but were in a stressful situation and needed information, Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers’ boss David Clark said.

Feds have formed a Farmer Assistance Group and it will be led by respected dairy farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman, of Pendarves.

Figures at June 19 show 80 Mid Canterbury farms under surveillance for the cattle disease. Another 20 properties were under notice of direction (restricting stock . . .

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