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New deer repellent improves survival during possum control

New deer repellent improves survival during possum control

20 September 2019

Ongoing trials of a new formulation of deer repellent baits is succeeding in deterring wild deer from eating cereal baits targeted at possums.

Possum control: inside an aerial operation

Possum control: inside an aerial operation

19 September 2019

The business of large-scale possum control involves meticulously planned aerial operations to deliver toxic baits to rugged and remote landscapes and eradicate TB from wildlife.

Calf rearer operates closed farm system

Calf rearer operates closed farm system

6 September 2019

Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen rears calves and views on-farm biosecurity as a necessity. For effective traceability and disease management he operates a ‘closed farm system’ along with a beef farmer and grazier.

September Edition 2019

September Edition 2019

6 September 2019

This month the focus is on calf rearing and TB case management in action. There's also the launch of the OSPRI Strategic Plan and a new guide for farmers who use stock agents to manage their NAIT accounts. Finally, meet Dan White from Contact Centre

Meet the OSPRI Contact Centre Team

Meet the OSPRI Contact Centre Team

4 September 2019

Dan first joined the Contact Centre team in 2015. Now in his second spell, he has continued building expertise in disease management, working alongside area disease managers and case managers out in the field.

TB leaders meet Otago farmers to plan eradication

TB leaders meet Otago farmers to plan eradication

4 September 2019

OSPRI leaders met Otago farmers in Strath Taieri to plan the operations and surveys that will eradicate disease in one of New Zealand's TB hotspots.

OSPRI upskills inspectors to catch TB at abattoirs

OSPRI upskills inspectors to catch TB at abattoirs

30 August 2019

Keeping vets and meat inspectors upskilled with the latest knowledge about slaughter surveillance will help ensure the eradication of TB in livestock

Predator operation a boost for blue ducks

Predator operation a boost for blue ducks

19 August 2019

OSPRI and DOC aerial 1080 in the Rangihaua Forest under Ruapehu will see TB eradicated and blue ducks saved from predators.

Clarence Valley deer repellent trial update

Clarence Valley deer repellent trial update

16 August 2019

Trial of new deer repellent included in Clarence and Awatere aerial operations

August Edition 2019

August Edition 2019

14 August 2019

This month the focus is on disease control operations with the annual consultation open. We talk with grazier James Reeves on managing his NAIT location. While the new NAIT standards are set to bring added value for farmers.

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