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Southland farmer NAIT ready for winter grazing

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

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

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

 OSPRI’s essential work continues under Covid-19 lockdown

26 March 2020

Bats are back after OSPRI clears pests from Aorangi Forest

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

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

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

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

Wider controls to clear TB infection in Hawke's Bay

18 February 2020

OSPRI helping Southland farmers

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.

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