September 2020 edition

Date 18 September 2020

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Moving service bulls - are they traceable?

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If you’re moving service bulls this spring, make sure they are traceable in NAIT. Taranaki bull farmers Fiona Howatson and Niels Hansen keep a tight rein when it comes to managing bulls and movements.

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New OSPRI regional model  - a great opportunity

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OSPRI’s new regional model is a “great opportunity” for the organisation to connect and engage with farmers says outgoing OSPRI board associate director, Dani Darke.

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TB outbreak in Hawke's Bay linked to wildlife

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The same strain of bovine TB infecting Hawke’s Bay cattle has been traced back to feral pigs in the Waipunga area off the Napier Taupo Highway.  OSPRI spokesperson Danny Templeman discusses the situation in this recent interview.

Watch this video on how OSPRI’s wildlife surveying is used to detect TB.

NAIT workshops to help farmers

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Need help with your NAIT account? OSPRI and the Dairy Women's Network are teaming up to run NAIT workshops across the country from September 24.

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NAIT enforcement making a difference

Tagged calf Robert Ervine s farm

In a recent Farmers Weekly podcast, Head of Traceability Kevin Forward says NAIT compliant farmers can be assured those who aren’t meeting their obligations will be fined and prosecuted.

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Have your say on TBfree consultation

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OSPRI is inviting feedback on proposed 2021 disease control operations for the TBfree disease management programme. The consultation closes September 30.

Have your say

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