The days of cafes getting milk in plastic bottles may be numbered if two young Dunedin entrepreneurs have their way.
It will be up to farmers to report problems with tags as a push begins to improve livestock ID and tracing standards, says OSPRI.
OSPRI is reminding farmers and lifestylers that they must register their newborn calves in the NAIT online system.
OPINION: Reports to your old mate tell of farmers who have tried, without success, to re-register with NAIT when prompted to do so by emails from OSPRI.
Farmers who plan to move farm or livestock over the Moving Day period (late May to early June) must update their NAIT accounts says OSPRI.
A closer watch will be kept on the NAIT accounts of farmers and NAIT users who choose not to record or confirm livestock movements, warns OSPRI.
OSPRI is calling on NAIT users to reregister all their locations and to update their NAIT accounts following a key system upgrade.
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.
Agribusiness leader Barry Harris has been appointedchairman of OSPRI, the primary industry organisation responsible for managingthe TBfree and NAIT programmes.