September Edition 2019
Closed farm system improves traceability
Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen regards animal traceability as a necessity for effective on-farm biosecurity. He operates a ‘closed farm system’ trading animals with a nearby beef farmer and grazier.
OSPRI launches new five-year strategy
A key driver for OSPRI’s Strategic Plan (2019-2024) is the integration of our disease management and traceability systems. This outcome is expected to strengthen the wider biosecurity system and maintain market assurance for our lucrative agriculture exports.
Meat plants key to eradicating TB
OSPRI experts are working with vets and meat inspectors at meat processing plants around the country to ensure slaughter surveillance is working to support a risk-based approach to disease management.
Using livestock agents as information providers
OSPRI has published a new guide to help PICAs assign stock agents to manage their NAIT accounts. Your chosen stock agent/s can record livestock movements on your behalf when you enter into a formal agreement.
Disease management in action
One of OSPRI’s most senior vets explains what happens when a TB infection is found in a cattle or deer herd and how TB will be eradicated from livestock by 2026.
Meet the OSPRI Contact Centre team
Dan White works closely with area disease managers (ADMs) case managers, and farmers on managing TB reactors. He enjoys getting out the office to farmer events and gets satisfaction from seeing the progress made with TB eradication in cattle.
Have your say on TB control operations
NZ farmers are backed by OSPRI’s disease management and traceability programmes. Eradicating TB requires large scale aerial possum control.