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TB programme explainer: Risk Based Pest Control
24 August 2018
Risk Based Pest Control is the second in a series of animations about how the TBfree programme managed by OSPRI works to eradicate bovine TB from wildlife.
TBfree disease chief invites operational discussion
17 August 2018
As the TBfree programme’s proposed possum control operations open for consultation this month, OSPRI Head of Disease Management Kevin Crews says this important disease eradication work is essential for New Zealand’s farming future.
Consultation opens on TBfree pest control operations
1 August 2018
OSPRI is inviting feedback on proposed TBfree pest control operations for 2019.
Wellington region benefits from TBfree programme
24 July 2018
A New Zealand free of bovine tuberculosis is the ultimate goal of the TBfree programme, says Wellington TBfree committee member and Battle Hill farmer Richard Iremonger.
Safe dogs are happy dogs when poison is about
19 July 2018
Keeping dogs safe is particularly important this winter as possum control operations take place in the region to combat the spread of bovine TB between wildlife and domestic cattle and deer.
TBfree Committees seeking Young Farmers
16 July 2018
OSPRI’s TBfree committees are on the look-out for the next generation of farmers to help assist with the national TBfree programme says Clinton Young Farmer Emma Sutherland.
MPI update on Mycoplasma bovis response
6 July 2018
The Ministry for Primary industries (MPI) recently sent a letter and supporting questions and answers (Q&A) to all farmers to provide them an update about MPI’s progress towards eradicating Mycoplasma bovis.
OSPRI CEO says NAIT criticisms unfair
6 July 2018
OSPRI Chief Executive, Michelle Edge talked to the Farmers Weekly about her time leading OSPRI and addressed some of the criticisms of NAIT.
OSPRI site attracts record crowds at Fieldays 2018
29 June 2018
It was great to see such big numbers at our Mystery Creek site. It was record-breaking compared to previous years with plenty of farmer interest generated towards NAIT and TBfree requirements.
Rearing calves? remember your NAIT and ASD obligations
29 June 2018
Dairy farmers and lifestyle block holders rearing calves should be mindful of their NAIT obligations and requirement to complete and retain an Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form.