Along with the Programme partners there are many groups helping to provide support to farmers moving through the eradication process.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is in partnership with DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) to eradicate M. bovis.
The three industry partners are behind the 2019 M. bovis National Plan. It sets out 3 clear goals:
DairyNZ, Beef+Lamb New Zealand and Federated Farmers support MPI's decisions. They also recognise that this is a difficult time for the farmers involved.
The industry organisations believe that the measures are necessary to protect all New Zealand cattle farms from the disease.
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This is a difficult time for M. bovis affected farmers, their families and workers, along with their communities. The Programme is working to reduce the impact of the disease and the eradication programme for everyone affected.
Providing farmer support across all regions affected is important, so the Programme engages the Rural Support Trust (RST), along with industry and the rural community-based National Adverse Events Committees (NAEC).
AsureQuality (AQ) is MPI’s biosecurity partner. AQ staff help with the M. bovis eradication programme by providing ICP managers(see below), ensuring that cleaning and disinfection, legal notice and permit requirements are met.
If your farm is placed under Notice of Direction (NOD), you’ll be assigned an Incident Control Point (ICP) Manager.
They are your main point of contact for any questions and will oversee all activities related to testing, and if required, containing and eradicating M. bovis on your farm.
The M. bovis Programme has a dedicated Recovery Team, with Recovery Advisers who are industry people with farming expertise.
Along with your ICP Manager, a Recovery Adviser will work with you on a Farm Recovery Plan, tailored to your operation.
They'll help you to:
We encourage you to use DBCAT (DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ Compensation Assistance Team) to help you put your compensation claim together.
DBCAT provides a free service supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and run independently by DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ.
They will help you to:
Phone: 0800 32 22 81
The MPI compensation are responsible for assessing and paying compensation.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is supporting vets to help farmers respond to the detection and eradication of M. bovis. MPI also works with local vets to advise the farmer on managing any sick animals.