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TB programme explainer: Risk Based Pest Control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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