December 2019

Date 6 December 2019

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The OSPRI year from the farmgate

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As 2019 draws to a close, OSPRI Committee member Chris Irons provides a farmgate perspective on OSPRI’s activities.

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Nourishing calves with NAIT 

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Genna Harris raises calves on the southern edge of New Zealand and says using NAIT properly saves her time and ensures lifetime traceability. 

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Hawke's Bay TB response update 

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Possum control and TB testing has been accelerated in northern Hawke’s Bay after TB was found in cattle herds. Farmers are directly supported by OSPRI case managers to remove diseased animals from their herds and remove the possums that bring disease from wildlife.

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Traceability provides value beyond M.Bovis

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DairyNZ Biosecurity Manager Liz Shackleton discusses the value of animal traceability in a recent NZME interview.

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