The farm was linked to the initial property where the disease -
which does not infect humans or pose a food safety risk - was
detected earlier this month in the world's biggest dairy exporter.
News of the country's first confirmed cases briefly knocked the New
Zealand dollar last week given the importance of the cattle industry
for the economy, but the currency showed little reaction to the
The second outbreak was at another farm in the Van Leeuwen Dairy
Group, a large scale dairy business, and was not unexpected given
the close connection between the two farms, the ministry said.
Restrictions on the movement of goods and cattle at all of the Van
Leeuwen group's farms were sufficient to control the spread of the
disease, which occurs when affected cows come in close contact with
other cows, it said.
The disease can have a serious effect on the health of cattle and
testing would continue on all farms in the group, as well as
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Analysts had been concerned at the possibility of a knee-jerk
reaction to news of the disease that could affect market access for
New Zealand's diary products.
(Reporting by Ana Nicolaci da Costa; Additional reporting by Sydney
bureau; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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