23rd August 2017.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) strongly suspects a third South Island property is positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
The farm is in the Oamaru area and has a direct connection with one of the infected Van Leeuwen Dairy Group farms. It had received some animals from the VLDG farm before Mycoplasma bovis was found in New Zealand. Blood test results from the property show some animals have been infected with the disease.