Managing the Unimaginable Thursday, Mar 1, 2001
The Foot and Mouth disease devastation that is unfolding in the UK will be causing many NZ pastoral
farmers to pause and consider how they would handle such a crisis if it occurred in NZ.
The urgent destocking and destruction of livestock on known infected farms would be upsetting enough
but the continuing pressure as new disease locations are seemingly randomly found must be the ultimate
in the pressure of the unknown. And all that those who aren’t affected can do is sympathize
and wait for the crisis to pass.