Have your say – Mycoplasma bovis

Posted on Monday, 14 August 2023

Farmers are being encouraged to have their say on a proposal to move the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) Eradication Programme into a National Pest Management Plan (NPMP) as the cross-sector effort moves to a new phase.

While it is expected farmers and rural groups directly affected by M. bovis will notice very little difference under the proposed model, programme partners are seeking feedback on some key changes including:

  • moving management of the M. bovis Eradication Programme from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to OSPRI
  • establishing a new framework – a National (M. bovis) Pest Management Plan – to enable OSPRI to administer the M. bovis Eradication Programme and manage disease
  • new reduced national plan levy to finance the remainder of the M. bovis Eradication Programme.

Full details can be found here.

Submissions will close at 5pm on 25 September 2023.

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