New Zealand culls 100,000 Cattle cows

Posted on: 03/01/19

New Zealand has already culled 50,000 cattle in a bid to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis and a further 50,000 are estimated to be in the pipeline still to be slaughtered.  New Zealands aim is to be the first country in the world to completely eradicate the disease from 1,000 infected farms.

Mycoplasma bovis disease was first detected in New Zealand in July 2017 and the slaughter programme will certainly dent New Zealands milk output.