NAIT re-registration the focus at Fieldays
Farmers who have yet to update their NAIT accounts will have an opportunity to do so at this year’s National Fieldays at Mystery Creek.
“We’ll have a big presence this year for all the event days. Our focus is NAIT re-registration and we want farmers to come forward and get help or advice on what to do with their NAIT accounts,” says Head of NAIT Kevin Forward.
OSPRI who manages NAIT, expects around 4000 visitors to visit their stand and plans to double staff compared to previous years to meet demand.
“If you are a livestock farmer and your business depends on it, you need to update your NAIT account. This improves animal traceability and supports disease management, which is what OSPRI specialises in.”
Farmers will also have a chance to go into a prize draw to win a livestock scanner.
“This is always popular, and a scanner is a great addition to the farm shed especially when it comes to doing your NAIT. You can win a different brand on the day between Wednesday and Friday,” says Kevin.
Visitors to the OSPRI stand will also be able to trial a new NAIT online system prototype.
“We really want to build farmer engagement with NAIT and this year’s Fieldays will be special as we have organised for farmers to test run and sample the future NAIT system. This prototype is an exciting development and illustrates our ongoing focus to make the system more user friendly.”
The OSPRI team will be in the Agriculture Pavilion at site PE40-PE42 and be available to discuss TBfree management of livestock and the progress of TB eradication in your region.