Waikato dairy farmers Marc and Nia Jones are preparing to move farm on June 1. They are strong advocates for animal traceability having witnessed the devastating Foot and Mouth (FMD) outbreak in the UK.
Ready to move farm and your herd? Check out our dedicated Moving Day website page for tips and advice to ensure it all goes to plan on the day.
If you are moving your herd or farm and have unused dairy participant code tags, you’ll need to call OSPRI first if you want to use them at your new NAIT location.
OSPRI is trialling new possum traps which are capable of self-resetting up to 100 times. The traps are also fitted to a satellite device which can provide pictures and remote data of possum activity.
To help minimise potential spread of TB (Bovine tuberculosis) in the bush, OSPRI and AsureQuality have teamed up together to produce an educational video to build more awareness among hunters.
Do you have pigs, goats, or sheep? It is now your legal obligation to declare all non-NAIT animals on-farm and provide an estimate of the number each year by July 31 (you don't need to tag these animals — just declare them).