Story: Possums

Effects of TB on cattle farms

Farmers are unable to transport cattle off their farms or export meat if any of their stock react positively to a TB vaccine. One farmer explains how possums from a neighbouring patch of bush are infecting his stock and preventing him from making the farm economic.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - TB and possum control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015