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Consultation opens for proposed TBfree 2021 disease control operations
14 August 2020
OSPRI is inviting feedback on proposed disease control operations for the TBfree disease management programme.
Waikato farmer prosecuted for not registering animals in NAIT
10 August 2020
If you don't tag and register your cattle or deer in NAIT, the animal is not traceable and this has implications for managing disease outbreaks and our wider biosecurity capability.
August 2020 edition
5 August 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
25 June 2020