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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.

New rules for transportation of cattle and deer

New rules for transportation of cattle and deer

22 May 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.

Moving farm or herd? Call OSPRI first

Moving farm or herd? Call OSPRI first

5 May 2020

OSPRI has been working alongside the dairy industry, Federated Farmers, and MPI to ensure farmers are suitably informed of their NAIT obligations during the Covid 19 national emergency.

Moving Day edition

Moving Day edition

4 May 2020

OSPRI has launched its annual moving day campaign. New rules around transporting animals and over 2000 farmers have signed up for eASD. Possum control activities meanwhile have resumed following the move to Covid-19 alert level 3.

Waikato sharemilkers moving to new farm

Waikato sharemilkers moving to new farm

1 May 2020

Waikato sharemilkers Grant and Karley Thomson are planning to move their herd to a new farm this Moving Day. It’s their first move in eight years.

Southland farmer NAIT ready for winter grazing

Southland farmer NAIT ready for winter grazing

30 April 2020

Southland dairy farmers Pete and Olivia Blackmore will soon be drying off their herd in preparation for winter grazing. While their milking cows only move one kilometre to a neighbouring property, they still manage their NAIT obligations diligently.

Possum control restarts as Covid response moves to Level 3

 Possum control restarts as Covid response moves to Level 3

29 April 2020

Possum control contractors are restarting ground and aerial operations suspended during Lockdown.

Farmers signing up for eASD

Farmers signing up for eASD

9 April 2020

Lockdown has boosted farmer uptake of electronic Animal Status Declaration (ASD) requests. Meat processors and trucking companies looking to cut down on handling paper forms are encouraging their clients to go electronic.

April 2020 edition

April 2020 edition

7 April 2020

OSPRI has extended the deadline for recording livestock movements in NAIT from 48 hours to five days for the next four weeks. TB testing of cattle and deer will continue as one of the Government’s ‘essential services’ in areas of high risk.

OSPRI extending NAIT reporting timeframes

OSPRI extending NAIT reporting timeframes

27 March 2020

OSPRI is advising farmers to stay focused on their NAIT obligations during the current Covid 19 emergency.

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