Animal Safety

Tag and register before calf sales

[19 July / Rural News] OSPRI is reminding farmers that they must register their newborn calves in the NAIT online system. Head of NAIT, Kevin Forward says that many farmers just tag their calves but that is not enough. Farmers who register through LIC, CRV or Farm IQ must ensure their registration is also synced...

More sheep killed by dogs near Hastings

[23 June/Stuff NZ] At least 20 more sheep have been killed by roaming dogs in Hawke’s Bay after an attack on a lifestyle block near Clive. More than 100 sheep have been killed in semi-rural areas near Hastings over the past fortnight. Mr Curtis, owner of the lifestyle block reports that this is the only...

New velvet tracking in pipeline

[08 May/The Country] A new tracing system is now being considered by the velvet supply chain, which would allow each stick of velvet to be traced from the marketplace to the farm of origin. This would mean the nylon cable ties that are used to tag velvet at present being replaced with a new type...