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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
29 April 2020
Possum control contractors are restarting ground and aerial operations suspended during Lockdown.
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.