Thursday, 19 May 2022 10:00

Cannon fodder?

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

Also in tow were DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel and Beef + Lamb chair Andrew Morrison.

One farming leader noted how the mainstream media coverage showed no farming leaders at the event, which highlighted how close the country has come to eradicating the disease since it entered NZ about four years ago. He also noted that both farming leaders featured at the launch of the eradication plan four years ago.

Have farmers become fodder for the cannon like the young Russian conscripts in Ukraine?

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