15 Jun 2018

Farmer’s second herd infected with Mycoplasma bovis

From Checkpoint, 6:12 pm on 15 June 2018

Two more cases of Mycoplasma bovis have been confirmed, one near Hastings, and another managed by Waikato farmer Henk Smit near Cambridge, who has already lost one of his herds to the disease. That brings the total number of infected farms throughout the country to 38 with a further 73 under restriction place notices. As our reporter Tom Furley discovered, it's a double blow for Henk Smit.