Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:55

Tough lesson over price fixing

Rural services company PGW Wrightson says its run-in with the competition watchdog over price fixing was a tough lesson.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 December 2015 12:36

Group action?

The Hound hears that a Christchurch ambulance chaser (lawyer) is trying to put together a group action against the livestock firms tied up in a Commerce Commission case over the NAIT scheme.

Published in The Hound

A pland to eradicate TB from New Zealand livestock within 10 years will cut the need to test some herds and will reduce the work in some vector areas.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:05

New phase for NAIT programme

July is the start of the next phase for OSPRI’s NAIT programme with the three-year exemption period for pre-NAIT cattle now over.

Published in Management
Friday, 29 May 2015 10:08

Minimise risk in stock moving

Don't put your livelihood at risk when moving or selling stock over the Gypsy Day period, says Ospri New Zealand.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:26

Workshops show how to get aboard NAIT

Farmers are offered hands-on training in how to use OSPRI’s National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programme.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:44

Bovine TB infection contained

A bovine tuberculosis (TB) infection that has affected several herds from the same Mangakino business has so far been contained.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Compliance campaign coming

Farm to farm movements are being monitored and if you’re not recording them on NAIT expect a call, says Stu Hutchings of NAIT parent body Ospri.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00

NAIT to pull pin on tracker tags

FARMERS WILL need to use different NAIT tags from the middle of next year, says NAIT.

Published in General News
Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

R&D commitment

LIC’S $11M spend on R&D is high by NZ primary industry standards, says chief executive Wayne McNee. The core business of sire proving and getting the best bulls, the development of new IT products and longer-term R&D took most of the money. Some research is government supported through Primary Growth Partnership and other funding.

Published in Agribusiness