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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
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
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
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
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.