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April 2020 edition
7 April 2020
OSPRI has extended the deadline for recording livestock movements in NAIT from 48 hours to five days for the next four weeks. TB testing of cattle and deer will continue as one of the Government’s ‘essential services’ in areas of high risk.
OSPRI’s essential work continues under Covid-19 lockdown
26 March 2020
Bats are back after OSPRI clears pests from Aorangi Forest
13 March 2020
The detection of rare long-tailed bats in the Aorangi bush is showing the benefits of TBfree possum control operations in the southern North Island.
March 2020 edition
9 March 2020
In this edition, the focus is on the Hawke's Bay TB response. OSPRI meanwhile is extending its disease management activities by assisting MPI's M.bovis programme for testing dairy herds. It's a busy time for OSPRI staff with regional field days.
Wairarapa lifestyler staunch on traceability
6 March 2020
Wairarapa lifestyler and author Marnie Rutherford manages a small flock of sheep and one Hereford cow on her small Carterton property.
OSPRI team at regional fieldays in March
19 February 2020
The OSPRI team is preparing for a busy March at regional field days throughout the country.
Wider controls to clear TB infection in Hawke's Bay
18 February 2020
OSPRI helping Southland farmers
10 February 2020
OSPRI is extending the timeframe for flood-affected farmers in Southland (including Gore) - for declaring livestock movements in the NAIT system.
February Edition 2020
3 February 2020
OSPRI is extending its disease management activities to support MPI's Mycoplasma bovis programme. The OSPRI extension team meanwhile is preparing for a busy few months ahead with regional field days - starting mid-Feb in Southland.
Deer farmer focused on tag retention
31 January 2020
Deer farmer Justin Stevens has records of all his deer dating back to 2016. He uses a livestock scanner and a book to keep on top of his NAIT account. Managing deer, he’s always ready to replace tags and uses his cellphone to keep track of tag number