The passing of the Farm Debt Mediation and NAIT laws last night shows the Government’s commitment to work alongside and help farmers, says Ag Minister Damien O’Connor.
Primary industry “gave the finger” to attempts to overhaul the original NAIT scheme, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says.
If you’re selling or leasing bulls this spring, understand the risks and know the animal’s history of movements and health, says Manawatu beef farmer Richard Morrison.
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.