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A possum control operation is due to start in the Mount Cargill area in this month. 
 
The operation is part of the TBfree programme, managed by OSPRI, which includes the monitoring and TB testing of herds, pest management, controls on the movement of deer and cattle in the area, research and survey operations. Possums are the main carrier of bovine TB to cattle and deer. 
The best chance for farmers, animals, vets and stock agents to work in safety is to make a farm's cattle yards as robust and hazard-free as possible, says OSPRI health and safety manager James Knapp.
 
"We hate to admit it, but farming is one of New Zealand's most hazardous occupations, and when cattle and people come into contact in a confined space, the animal will come out better off."

TBfree programme manager OSPRI will collaborate with the Conservation Department (DOC) to undertake a pest control operation over about 44,000 hectares of rugged alpine native bush in the Ruapehu district during September.



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