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Fiji Continues to Lose Cattle to TB: Industry Official

16 September 2019

FIJI - Despite an increase in milk production in Fiji, a senior industry official says cattle continue to be lost to tuberculosis (TB).

The chair of the Fiji Co-operative Dairy Company, Simon Cole, said the industry has lost 5000 cattle to TB in the last five years.

He said the problem has also affected Fiji beef farmers because of the oversupply of cull-cows from dairy herds.

Mr Cole said the co-operative is working with the Fiji and New Zealand governments to help farmers improve their calf-rearing to build back their herds.

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Source: Radio NZ

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