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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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
26 November 2019
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.