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TBfree has end goal in sight

TBfree has end goal in sight

25 March 2019

February 2019 Edition

February 2019 Edition

5 March 2019

This month's edition features our TBfree eradication programme and how it is delivering for farmers. Autumn is a busy time for calving and we speak to a sharemilker about NAIT. The NAIT standards consultation is open and runs for six weeks.

Rearing calves this Autumn?

Rearing calves this Autumn?

1 March 2019

Autumn is a busy period for sharemilkers with calving and weaning the focus. 50/50 sharemilker Richard McIntyre manages a dairy farm and drystock block as one NAIT location near Levin.

Southland farmers eye TB-free future

Southland farmers eye TB-free future

1 March 2019

Before the TBfree programme took aim at the Hokonui, the area was a TB hotspot. TBfree champion Peter Grant has seen history made. Twenty years ago, Peter had the worst infected herd in Southland

Testing reductions show progress of TBfree programme

Testing reductions show progress of TBfree programme

28 February 2019

From 1 March, reductions to DCAs affect 350,000 hectares and 600 herds, resulting in more than 33,000 fewer TB tests for cattle and deer herds.

Happily TB-free in the Hokonui Hills

Happily TB-free in the Hokonui Hills

28 February 2019

"This couldn’t have happened 30 years ago,” says Dunsdale dairy farmer Kelvin looking over the rolling 270 (230 effective) hectares in Dunsdale Valley, half an hour from Gore. “Those Hokonuis were riddled with TB-infected possums...

King Country farmer hails TB success

King Country farmer hails TB success

26 February 2019

'We used to fight the possums for fruit and roses. Now our competition is from kereru!'

Improving NAIT data a priority

Improving NAIT data a priority

26 February 2019

We’re giving farmers and PICAs every opportunity to get their NAIT account sorted. We’ve also rolled out an extension and education campaign to support all NAIT users and the NAIT team will be present at the upcoming regional field days.

NAIT standards consultation opens

NAIT standards consultation opens

19 February 2019

Three standards are being revised to ensure the NAIT system is fit for purpose with NAIT Ltd fulfilling its obligations following the outcome of the NAIT review

NAIT reporting extension for Tasman fire affected areas

NAIT reporting extension for Tasman fire affected areas

14 February 2019

Due to the recent fires in the Nelson/Tasman region an extension has been applied to the NAIT reporting timeframes for persons in change of animals (PICAs) in affected areas.

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