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The differential TB slaughter levy for cattle replaces the former cattle levy and imposes different levy rates for beef and dairy animals. The TB slaughter levy is collected to support funding of the TBfree programme on behalf of beef and dairy industries. The revised levy will be collected by meat processors, as is the current slaughter levy. The new levy comes into effect on 1 August 2016.
Primary industry leaders came together last night in Wellington to officially launch the new plan for managing bovine TB in New Zealand.
New Zealand has taken another step towards becoming TB-free with large areas of previously infected land being declared free of the disease.
If the property you are moving stock from is in a Movement Control Area (MCA), you will have to pre-movement TB test your cattle or deer.
A new surveillance concept combining probabilities of detection and eradication was trialled in the Hokonui Hills Vector Control Zone (VCZ), Southland, and evaluated for its utility for confidently declaring areas free of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in possums. The project was jointly funded by TBfree New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and undertaken by Landcare Research between March and December 2014.