Speaking of M. bovis, the Hound understands the latest outburst by a farmer hit early on by the cattle disease…
A mate of the Hound – a former technician and founder of an electronics business – reckons the NAIT system has many big flaws.
A rushed change to NAIT regulations has caused growing disquiet about the haste in which the new laws were passed under urgency in Parliament.
National's agriculture spokesman, Nathan Guy, says while some of the NAIT changes were needed, their passing under urgency has prevented proper scrutiny of them.
Recent changes to the NAIT regulations have generally been welcomed by the farming industry: DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ are in favour, although Federated Farmers sees them as rushed.
The government's change to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act will result in some changes to the NAIT system in the coming weeks, says OSPRI chief executive Michelle Edge.
On the increasing costs of farming in New Zealand, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says “get used to it”.
Farmers are backing the amended National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act, passed under urgency this week by Parliament.
National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) compliance is increasing, but some farmers are continuing to break the rules.