OSPRI News: September 2021

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

Bringing service bulls on-farm this spring? 

When leasing or buying bulls this spring, check the animal’s history and movements first and play your part in supporting disease management and on-farm biosecurity. For more information and advice check out 'Moving bulls for mating' on our website. 

Bull breeder ready for busy season 

Dairy farmers won’t buy my bulls if the animals have no traceability says Hamish McRae. The Lochiel Station owner scans all his animals on and off-farm and sources bull calves from trusted stock agents. 

Update on NAIT timeframes and pest control operations

With a move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 across most of the country this week, we wanted to provide you with an update on our NAIT and TBFree programmes and what you can expect from us at the moment. 

TB management in your area

Do you know the status of TB management in your region? As part of our work to eradicate bovine TB, we manage pest control operations around the country. We do this through a framework of TB management areas, or TMAs. Check to see the upcoming pest control operations in the next 12 months and beyond.