OSPRI News: October 2021

Get the latest updates from OSPRI in our October 2021 newsletter.

Successful aerial operations at Molesworth Station

This winter we completed two 1080 aerial operations over 70,000 hectares trialling aerial low sow baiting and deer repellent bait. The outcomes were excellent for sustainable possum control and deer survival in the high-country environment.

TB slaughter levies going down

TB slaughter levies for cattle were reduced on 1 October 2021. Dairy cattle will now be charged a levy of $9.00 per head and beef cattle $5.50 per head. It is important that you check you are being charged the correct TB slaughter levy.

Lower South Island NAIT workshops

Need to update your NAIT account? Or confused about what to do? We’re holding a number of NAIT workshops throughout October and November in the Southern, Otago and South Canterbury regions.

NAIT timeframes - what you need to know

As movement through Auckland is still very restricted and is likely to be for some time, we have kept the NAIT reporting timeframe extensions we put in place at Alert Level 4. The following timeframes are now in place until Thursday 21 October:

  • Time to register as a person in charge of animals (PICA) or PICA delegate extends from 48 hours to five business days.
  • Declaration of an animal movement extends from 48 hours to five business days. Tag and register requirements still apply.
  • Animal exit declaration extends from 48 hours to five business days.
  • If receiving untagged animals, the timeframe to tag the animal extends from 48 hours to five business days.

OSPRI committee meetings - Wellington and Gisborne

Are you passionate about the value of disease management and animal traceability? Why not consider joining your local OSPRI committee?

Our Wellington Region and Gisborne Committee AGMs are coming up and we’re looking for new committee members. Committee members have the opportunity to provide feedback on current issues from their farmer or industry networks.