Over $84 million paid to farmers for M. bovis compensation

Latest figures show over $84 million has been paid out to farmers impacted by the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.

Authorities are working to eradicate the disease after the virus was first found in New Zealand in 2017.

In the latest update from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) it said as of 25 July 2019, 894 claims and $84,767,487 had been paid out, either as full or partial payment.  

Of these claims, 845 have been paid in full and 49 in part. 

It said there had been 1,250 claims received. 

The average number of working days to pay a M. bovis claim is 28 days over the last four months (March to June).

Meanwhile there are currently 236 properties under notice, and 605 under active surveillance. 

There have been 180 properties confirmed with M. Bovis and 109,602 animals have been culled.

Over $84 million paid to farmers for M. bovis compensation
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