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Supporting MPI’s M bovis response
29 May 2018
OSPRI continues to assist the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in the Mycoplasma bovis disease response, using the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme to provide trace-back and reporting of movements of animals on and off th
OSPRI at Fieldays® to help with your NAIT and TBfree obligations
23 May 2018
Fieldays® is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the farmer calendar and the OSPRI Pit stop team will be there from June 13-16 at Mystery Creek.
OSPRI ready to support enhancing traceability framework
18 May 2018
OSPRI is ready to support the government’s intentions to fast-track proposals to improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system following the release of the NAIT Review report.
New Factsheet: Using Cattle as TB Sentinels
15 May 2018
The use of cattle as sentinels is explained in a new factsheet available on the OSPRI website.
Ready for Moving Day
11 May 2018
Autumn is a busy period for dairy farmers and aside from calving and drying off, there is Moving Day. Award winning Manawatu contract milker Jarrod Greenwood is finalising plans for his move and kindly took some time out to discuss how preparations a
Karamea Bluffs and Stormy Ridge operations complete
4 May 2018
The TBfree programme’s Karamea Bluffs and Stormy Ridge aerial possum control operations on the South Island's upper West Coast have been successfully completed.
Central Kaweka possum control operation postponed
4 May 2018
A TBfree aerial 1080 operation proposed for the central Kaweka Range has been postponed until further notice.
Farmers urged to be well prepared this Moving Day
3 May 2018
OSPRI urges herd owners changing address on Moving Day this year to be vigilant about registering animals and recording movements to enable ongoing traceback and animal health surveillance.
TBfree committees join forces
27 April 2018
The success of OSPRI’s TBfree programme in the northern North Island has prompted the TBfree committees for Waikato, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty to amalgamate - with the first combined regional AGM on May 16.
Enhancing biosecurity through consignment traceability
27 April 2018
The recently released NAIT Review Report makes a number of recommendations on improving New Zealand’s traceability framework.