MBIE welcomes launch of new tool to fight cattle disease

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) congratulates the Johne’s Disease Research Consortium (JDRC) on the launch of its new toolbox, via its partner DairyNZ, which will help farmers tackle Johne’s Disease – a bacterial infection found in cattle in New Zealand.

The JDRC Consortium was formed in 2008, with the goal of reducing the incidence of Johne’s Disease on New Zealand farms. MBIE has invested a total of $5.5 million in JDRC over eight years through its Research Partnership scheme.

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