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Play your part in protecting the farming sector

Play your part in protecting the farming sector

Farmers shifting stock this season are being urged to keep their contact details and animal movements up to date.

“This will enhance New Zealand’s reputation as producers of safe, high quality products and safeguard farmers’ incomes, especially with Gypsy Day approaching,” said Stu Hutchings, OSPRI New Zealand Programme Design and Farm Operations Manager.

The following requirements need to be met when moving stock to protect against the spread of bovine TB.

• Check the TB status and testing requirements of the area into which you are moving cattle

• Correctly complete an Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form when shifting stock off farm

• If you are located in a Movement Control Area, cattle must have a pre-movement TB test within 60 days of being shifted off farm

• Tag your animals and register them in the NAIT system within seven days of being tagged

• Animal movements must be recorded with NAIT by both the sending and receiving parties

“Email notifications from NAIT now include a direct link to the system where animal movements can be confirmed or rejected in just a few clicks,” said Dr Hutchings.

Visit www.nait.co.nz for more information on how to record animal movements. To update your new address and contact details, call TBfree New Zealand on 0800 482 4636 or visit www.tbfree.org.nz

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