31 Dec 2010

Fiji to import NZ cows after brucellosis

4:07 pm on 31 December 2010

Fiji says it will import 300 cows from New Zealand next year to replace the ones lost to brucellosis and flooding at the beginning of the year.

The Agriculture Ministry says part of the 800,000 US dollars set aside by government for the rehabilitation of the dairy industry will be used for the importation of these cows.

FBC News says a memorandum of understanding for the importation of the cows will be signed next week.

More then 300 cows were culled following the brucellosis attack on the dairy farms this year.