Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme cost share announced

The Boards of DairyNZ and Beef and Lamb New Zealand have announced their agreement on how each industry's share of the cost of the Mycoplasma bovis phased eradication programme will be split.

As announced in May, 68 per cent of the costs are funded by Government and the remaining 32 per cent is split between dairy and beef farmers.

Of the 32 per cent of costs, the dairy sector will meet 94 per cent of the costs of the programme, and beef six per cent.

DairyNZ's Chair Jim van der Poel says the respective boards agreed a 94 per cent dairy and six per cent beef split was accurate.

Emma Griffiths