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2024 Disease Control Area Changes - Good News For 600 Herds

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1:01 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Good news for some regions in the North and South Island who are seeing a reduction in their TB testing requirements. As of 1 February, the following regions have reduced Movement Control Areas (MCAs) in the low-risk parts of: Hawkes Bay, Moonshine, Buller ... More >>

Steve Stuart Announces Resignation As Chief Executive Of OSPRI

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:18 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Steve Stuart, Chief Executive of OSPRI, has resigned after a distinguished five-year tenure. His decision comes on the heels of successfully delivering the OSPRI 5-year strategic plan, setting the stage for a new CE to work with the Board to develop ... More >>

Forests Do Not Fall Silent From 1080,10-year Study Shows

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 2:56 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

A 10-year study has found no significant negative impact of 1080 poison on bird and insect populations in the Wairarapa and instead points to the biodiversity benefits of widespread pest control. The study was conducted by Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University ... More >>

OSPRI Offers Educational Mentoring Programme On Their Board

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 12:29 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

What does it take to be an effective board member? That’s what Lisa Kearins will be learning and observing in her new voluntary role as associate director at OSPRI for the next 18 months. She will join the board meetings and contribute to the dialogue ... More >>

Higher Than-expected Demand For NAIT Accreditation Under The New Standards

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 11:32 am | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI’s National Manager, Quality, Compliance and Assurance, Melissa Bailey, says the surge in demand came at the end of 2022 which created some challenges in processing all the audits, but overall, it was a good sign for industry that so many individuals/organisations ... More >>

Supporting Farmers Following Cyclone Gabrielle

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 1:02 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

In light of the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle, OSPRI is taking a pragmatic approach to TB testing in the Hawke’s Bay Movement Control Area (MCA). Safety for people and animals is our primary concern, says OSPRI’s Disease Management, General Manager, ... More >>

Significant Reductions In Movement Control Areas - Good News For Farmers

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 6:27 am | OSPRI New Zealand

In the upper South Island and West Coast, Movement Control Areas (MCA) have been reduced, which is good news for farmers in the area, says OSPRI. The reduced areas include a portion of North Canterbury (to the south of Kaikoura) and significant ... More >>

NAIT And Biosecurity Procedures Trialled At A&P Show

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 12:19 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

At the recent A&P show in Carterton, lifestyler champion Lisa Berthold added a traceability and biosecurity element to the event, to ensure that the beef and dairy cattle were tracked, traced and scrubbed down and separated in stalls ready ... More >>

OSPRI Advising Hunters Not To Release Pigs Into New Areas

Monday, 17 October 2022, 9:57 am | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI are advising pig hunters not to release and relocate pigs into new areas. Not only is it illegal, but it can also spread disease and unintentionally restrict hunting in the area. Over the years, OSPRI has worked hard to eradicate TB in possums ... More >>

Milestone For NAIT As CRV Becomes First Accredited Provider Under New Standards

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 12:39 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Dairy genetics company CRV NZ has become the first service provider to achieve NAIT accreditation under OSPRI’s more rigorous five-step process. Representatives from OSPRI today officially presented CRV with its accreditation certificate in Hamilton. ... More >>

TB Slaughter Levy Changes Due To Market Conditions

Thursday, 8 September 2022, 2:03 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

An annual review of TB differential slaughter levy rates for beef and dairy cattle has delivered levy updates as part of this year’s TBfree programme. The TB differential slaughter levy is collected to support funding of the TBfree programme on behalf ... More >>

Support A Disease Outbreak Response By Signing Up To MyOSPRI

Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 2:26 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Sheep farmers are being encouraged to play their part in protecting the industry from exotic diseases by signing up to the new online portal MyOSPRI. Over 1000 sheep farmers have already ditched paper-based Animal Status Declarations (ASDs) and are ... More >>

NAIT Reconsiders Operational Strategy To Accommodate Smaller Rise In Levies

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 10:09 am | OSPRI New Zealand

The National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme, NAIT Limited, ran a public consultation with levy payers and collection agents between 21 January and 25 February 2022. A proposal was put forward to increase the tag levy from $0.90 to $1.35 and ... More >>

Hunters Advised Not To Release Deer Into New Regions

Monday, 28 March 2022, 10:36 am | OSPRI New Zealand

Ahead of the hunting season kicking off in earnest, OSPRI and farmers are asking hunters to think again if they are considering illegally releasing and relocating deer into new areas. Deer hunters can unintentionally spread bovine TB by moving/releasing ... More >>

NAIT Limited Defers A Decision To Increase Levies To Further Consider Submissions Received

Friday, 25 March 2022, 9:59 am | OSPRI New Zealand

The National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme, NAIT Limited, closed consultation with farmers and collection agents on proposed increases to NAIT levies on Friday 25 February 2022. Together with proposed increases in Crown and deer industry contributions, ... More >>

OSPRI On Track For A TBfree Future In Hawke's Bay

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 4:16 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI is getting Hawke’s Bay back on track to a TBfree future after delivering multiple aerial operations in the past six months. OSPRI’s Disease Control GM Simon Andrew says that it is essential to reduce the possum population in these problem ... More >>

OSPRI Reduces TB Slaughter Levy Rates For Dairy And Beef Farmers

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 12:08 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI who manages the TBfree programme is to reduce the TB slaughter levy rates for cattle farmers from 1 October. The Differential Slaughter Levy (DSL) is reviewed each year to ensure that industry funding aligns with that agreed under the 2016 ... More >>

OSPRI refining TBfree operations at Molesworth Station

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 10:34 am | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI’s TBfree programme is continuing to innovate and improve its operational effectiveness with the successful trialling of aerial low sow baiting and deer repellent bait at Molesworth National Park. This winter at Molesworth and adjoining private ... More >>

OSPRI Supporting Flood Affected Farmers

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 11:48 am | OSPRI New Zealand

Animal disease management agency OSPRI acknowledges the difficult situation farmers in the Buller and Marlborough districts are facing following the extreme flooding last weekend. During this challenging time, OSPRI will be extending timeframes for ... More >>

OSPRI Extends Support To Flood-affected Canterbury Farmers

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 5:47 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

The animal disease management agency acknowledges it is a stressful and distressing time for farmers, their families, and communities. OSPRI’s upper South Island regional team is working with the emergency response teams in the Canterbury region. They ... More >>





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