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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
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
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
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
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.
Southland farmer NAIT ready for winter grazing
30 April 2020
Southland dairy farmers Pete and Olivia Blackmore will soon be drying off their herd in preparation for winter grazing. While their milking cows only move one kilometre to a neighbouring property, they still manage their NAIT obligations diligently.
Farmers signing up for eASD
9 April 2020
Lockdown has boosted farmer uptake of electronic Animal Status Declaration (ASD) requests. Meat processors and trucking companies looking to cut down on handling paper forms are encouraging their clients to go electronic.
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.