New Zealand's only large-scale beef feedlot has confirmed a Mycoplasma bovis infection.
It seems ‘human error’ at the company led to some 9300ha of swedes sown by 556 farmers – mainly in Otago and Southland – being the white-fleshed HT-S57 variety this season instead of the yellow-fleshed Cleancrop Hawkstone swede. Imagine the finger-pointing and face-palming going on – especially considering the HT-S57 variety was implicated in cattle deaths in winter and spring 2014 – when the news broke. Your old mate wonders what PGG Wrightson has done to the ‘human’ who made this ‘error’. It would be a fair bet he or she will not be winning employee of the month for March.