Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen rears calves and sees farm biosecurity as a necessity. For effective traceability and disease management he operates a ‘closed farm system’ along with a beef farmer and grazier
The Government's proposal to take ownership of all animal traceability core data is being rejected by key primary sector organisations, including Fonterra.
Sheep farmers could be joining the National Animal Identification and Traceability (NAIT) scheme within 18 months.
Farmers say they recognise they have ultimate responsibility of stock traceability, and want the National Animal Identification and Traceability system (NAIT) to work.
It will be up to farmers to report problems with tags as a push begins to improve livestock ID and tracing standards, says OSPRI.
If you are selling calves this winter, first register them in the NAIT online system, says Southland dairy farmer Nigel Johnston.
OSPRI is reminding farmers and lifestylers that they must register their newborn calves in the NAIT online system.
Waikato grazier James Reeves is an advocate for electronically tagged animals and keeping NAIT account up to date, says OSPRI.