[1 June/Dairy News]

ANZ said it would provide an assistance package to help Mycoplasma-bovis affected cattle farmers. It is in response the Government’s announcement stating it would work with farming sector leaders to eradicate the disease. The package would help farmers meet their short term cash flow requirements. ANZ Bank’s Managing Director Commercial and Agri, Mark Hiddleston, said they knew it was a distressing time for those affected and it was important they played a role in supporting customers through this. He added that as New Zealand’ largest rural lender they were offering a range of options to help farmers. Affected farmers should contact their relationship manager to discuss the various support packages available.