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July 2020 edition

July 2020 edition

29 June 2020

This month's edition covers the upcoming calving season and the current industry focus on better outcomes for winter grazing. PICAs are now required to declare all non-NAIT animals on-farm to support biosecurity and disease management.

OSPRI Committees support farmer interests

OSPRI Committees support farmer interests

25 June 2020

West Coast dairy farmer Andrew Stewart discusses the value of being an OSPRI Committee member and how it has changed since he first joined.

Support lifetime traceability this calving season

Support lifetime traceability this calving season

25 June 2020

Tararua dairy farm manager Nick Bertram is gearing up for a busy calving season. He stays on top of his NAIT obligations using the MINDA Live app.

ASD form order delays

ASD form order delays

25 June 2020

Possum removal has benefits for herds and native bush

Possum removal has benefits for herds and native bush

22 June 2020

Native bush is on the mend and TB-infected herd numbers are down after intensive possum control around Dunedin.

North Island aerial operations take off

North Island aerial operations take off

18 June 2020

Aerial 1080 possum control operations for the North Island began on a frosty morning in Hawke’s Bay this week.

New rules for transportation of cattle and deer

New rules for transportation of cattle and deer

16 June 2020

To avoid delays when transporting animals and to support disease management, OSPRI recommends that farmers complete a declaration to their transporter that all animals are tagged and registered in NAIT.

View from the farmgate - NAIT system progress

View from the farmgate - NAIT system progress

5 June 2020

OSPRI committee member Robert Ervine welcomes the latest NAIT data from the first quarter of 2020, which shows farmers increasing their engagement with the system and becoming more compliant

June 2020 edition

June 2020 edition

3 June 2020

In this month's edition, Head of NAIT Kevin Forward discusses the importance of traceability for effective disease management. The new rules around the transportation of animals come into effect on June 14.

Traceability - the benchmark for disease management

Traceability - the benchmark for disease management

29 May 2020

Now that contact tracing has become a key part of the Covid-19 response, OSPRI’s Kevin Forward explains how it mirrors the importance of a strong lifetime traceability programme for farm animals.

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