Register your cattle or deer herd now with OSPRI's TBfree programme.
OSPRI helps protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand's primary industries through the NAIT and TBfree programmes.
OSPRI's NAIT programme links people, property and livestock. Click here to learn more.
Sharemilkers and dairy herd owners have plenty to think about at the moment, and with Gypsy Day fast approaching OSPRI’s here to help get you sorted for NAIT and TBfree.
The primary wildlife source of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in New Zealand is the possum, with transmission of infection from possums to livestock regarded as a key barrier to eradicating TB from livestock.
Possums infected with bovine tuberculosis (TB) have been found as part of OSPRI’s work to determine the cause of the TB infection in a number of Mount Cargill herds, North of Dunedin, Otago.
Every person owning one or more cattle or deer must register those animals as a herd with the TBfree New Zealand programme.
The National Operational Plan for the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan has been prepared pursuant to Section 85 of the Biosecurity Act (1993), to give effect to the Biosecurity (National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy) Order 1998.