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August 2020 edition

August 2020 edition

5 August 2020

Calving farmer staunch on lifetime animal traceability

Calving farmer staunch on lifetime animal traceability

24 July 2020

Manawatu farm manager Paul Mercer is well into calving this season. When it comes to NAIT ,he keeps detailed records of new-born calves using modern and traditional methods

New rules for using NAIT tags

New rules for using NAIT tags

20 July 2020

Do you have a stockpile of unused NAIT tags? You’ll need to use them up if you’re planning to move as you will no longer be able to use them at another NAIT location from December.

Calf rearer focused on NAIT obligations

Calf rearer focused on NAIT obligations

15 July 2020

North Otago based calf rearer Jared Ovens is in partnership with a local dairy farmer trading calves and grazing his heifer replacements. They manage their NAIT obligations by scanning animals on and off-farm.

Behind the numbers: Hawke's Bay TB infection

Behind the numbers: Hawke's Bay TB infection

14 July 2020

OSPRI's disease management leader Mark Neill explains how the TBfree programme is clearing infected animals from Hawke's Bay's farmed livestock, and from wildlife.

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.

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.

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