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Possum removal has benefits for herds and native bush

Possum removal has benefits for herds and native bush

22 June 2020

Native bush is on the mend and TB-infected herd numbers are down after intensive possum control around Dunedin.

North Island aerial operations take off

North Island aerial operations take off

18 June 2020

Aerial 1080 possum control operations for the North Island began on a frosty morning in Hawke’s Bay this week.

New rules for transportation of cattle and deer

New rules for transportation of cattle and deer

16 June 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.

View from the farmgate - NAIT system progress

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

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

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.

Grazier knows the value of NAIT

Grazier knows the value of NAIT

21 May 2020

Graziers are sought after at this time of the year with animals moving off-farm for winter. Waikato based grazier James Reeves is an advocate for electronically tagged animals and keeping your NAIT account up to date.

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.

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