Just how many cattle farms are there? Has TB ever been found and why should we care?
From TBfree: "There are currently no infected cattle herds in the area. In the past we have had a number of infected herds and some were infected for several years. Our possum control undertaken to date has had great results and at present we have no infected herds in the Ruapehu area. However, if control in the bush areas is not undertaken it puts the nearby herds at risk and if a herd becomes infected it can have a severe financial impact on the farmer. Even one herd 'breaking down' is one too many."