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October Edition

October Edition

7 October 2019

In this month's edition, Bulls are going out the farmgate and we talk with an Auckland bull breeder. The Differential Slaughter Levy (DSL) has changed for the dairy industry and farmers are encouraged to report NAIT tag issues.

OSPRI’s new energy underpins NZ farming

OSPRI’s new energy underpins NZ farming

7 October 2019

Behind New Zealand’s reputation as an exporter of quality produce to the world’s markets is a highly skilled team driving disease management and traceability, says Chief Executive Stephen Stuart.

Changes to TBfree slaughter levy rates

Changes to TBfree slaughter levy rates

1 October 2019

The Differential Slaughter Levy (DSL) for the dairy industry has changed from $13 to $10.

NAIT upgrade to improve accuracy of livestock movements

NAIT upgrade to improve accuracy of livestock movements

26 September 2019

OSPRI is making an important change to the NAIT system to prevent incorrect animal movements being recorded. These changes will be made during a NAIT system outage on Sunday, 29 September between 9am-12 noon.

Bull breeder stays on top of NAIT account

Bull breeder stays on top of NAIT account

23 September 2019

Bull breeder Peter Maxwell manages a bull stud in central Auckland. For effective bull management he updates his NAIT account regularly and uses secondary visual tags along with NAIT tags.

New deer repellent improves survival during possum control

New deer repellent improves survival during possum control

20 September 2019

Ongoing trials of a new formulation of deer repellent baits is succeeding in deterring wild deer from eating cereal baits targeted at possums.

Possum control: inside an aerial operation

Possum control: inside an aerial operation

19 September 2019

The business of large-scale possum control involves meticulously planned aerial operations to deliver toxic baits to rugged and remote landscapes and eradicate TB from wildlife.

Calf rearer operates closed farm system

Calf rearer operates closed farm system

6 September 2019

Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen rears calves and views on-farm biosecurity as a necessity. For effective traceability and disease management he operates a ‘closed farm system’ along with a beef farmer and grazier.

September Edition 2019

September Edition 2019

6 September 2019

This month the focus is on calf rearing and TB case management in action. There's also the launch of the OSPRI Strategic Plan and a new guide for farmers who use stock agents to manage their NAIT accounts. Finally, meet Dan White from Contact Centre

Meet the OSPRI Contact Centre Team

Meet the OSPRI Contact Centre Team

4 September 2019

Dan first joined the Contact Centre team in 2015. Now in his second spell, he has continued building expertise in disease management, working alongside area disease managers and case managers out in the field.

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