February Edition 2020
Farm to farm traceability
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.
Registering your deer in NAIT
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.
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.
Stay on top of your NAIT account
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.
OSPRI events in 2020
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:
- Southern Fieldays, 12-14 February, Waimumu
- Northland Fieldays, 5-7 March, Dargaville
- Central Districts, 19-21 March, Feilding
- Farmlands AgFest, 27-28 March, Greymouth
NAIT system improvements
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