Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor and the Prime Minister issued a joint statement today with updated figures on all aspects of the operation.
The Ngati Konohi iwi-run farm is now considered a global industry leader in sustainable farming.
The Fiscal Year 2018 results come after a tumultuous year for the company that saw Theo Spierings announce his resignation as chief executive.
The latest concern is infected cows in the middle of calving that cannot be transported to slaughter.
"Bridges would have realised that at some point he was going to have to confront Ross. To delay that day of reckoning was to damage both himself and the party," writes our columnist.