February Edition 2020

Date 3 February 2020

OSPRI News Header

Farm to farm traceability

Farm to farm movements2.PNG

Recording and confirming livestock movements are essential for animal traceability and disease management. Watch here to see how two Bay of Plenty farmers meet their NAIT obligations. 

Watch here


Registering your deer in NAIT

Justin Stevens

Marlborough deer farmer Justin Stevens has records of all his deer dating back to 2016. He uses a livestock reader to stay on top of his NAIT obligations and says he always uses NAIT RFID tags in sequence.

Read more

M.Bovis screening for beef breeders


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is undertaking a survey of beef breeders throughout the country to assess the extent of Mycoplasma bovis infection in beef cattle. An estimated 2,500 farms are to be sampled and testing will occur at the same time OSPRI completes on-farm TB testing.

More information

Stay on top of your NAIT account

Kevin Forward

In a recent NZME interview, Head of NAIT Kevin Forward discusses NAIT legislation changes and what it means for farmers. He also recommends staying on top of your NAIT account with MPI increasing compliance activities.

Listen here

OSPRI events in 2020

OSPRI Fieldays2019 21

 The OSPRI Extension Team is kicking off the new year with a busy few months of events at regional field days across the country. We'll be attending:

More information

NAIT system improvements

Darryl on laptop

OSPRI is committed to improving NAIT usability for farmers and throughout the coming year we will keep you informed of developments. For the latest updates click here 

OSPRI News Footer