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February Edition 2020

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

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

NAIT system upgrade improves livestock data integrity

NAIT system upgrade improves livestock data integrity

24 January 2020

OSPRI is committed to improving the usability of the NAIT system for farmers. Here are the details of a recent upgrade.

National beef survey supports Mycoplasma bovis eradication

National beef survey supports Mycoplasma bovis eradication

22 January 2020

The Mycoplasma bovis Programme is starting a National Beef Survey to provide additional assurance that the disease is not widespread in the national beef breeding and stud herd

Are you paying the correct slaughter levy?

Are you paying the correct slaughter levy?

7 January 2020

To ensure you are paying the correct slaughter levy it is important you update the animal production type in NAIT.

NAIT legislation changes

NAIT legislation changes

11 December 2019

The NAIT Amendment Bill (No 2) has been passed by Parliament with most changes to be phased in next year. There are, however, some changes set to take immediate effect.

December 2019

December 2019

6 December 2019

This month we review the year from a farmgate perspective. There's an update on the Hawke's Bay TB response and Dairy NZ's Biosecurity Manager discusses the value of traceability

OSPRI year in focus

OSPRI year in focus

5 December 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, OSPRI Mid-North Island Committee chair Chris Irons provides a farmgate perspective on OSPRI’s activities.

Nourishing calves with NAIT

Nourishing calves with NAIT

26 November 2019

NAIT system upgrade - new email notification for PICAs

NAIT system upgrade - new email notification for PICAs

22 November 2019

We have recently made an important change to the NAIT system. From 24 November people in charge of animals (PICAs) will receive an email notification when an animal is removed from their NAIT account.

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