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.

Using this item

Natural History New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - TB and possum control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/16903/effects-of-tb-on-cattle-farms (accessed 30 September 2020)

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