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.
The differential TB slaughter levy for cattle replaces the former cattle levy and imposes different levy rates for beef and dairy animals. The TB slaughter levy is collected to support funding of the TBfree programme on behalf of beef and dairy industries. The revised levy will be collected by meat processors, as is the current slaughter levy. The new levy comes into effect on 1 August 2016.
Primary industry leaders came together last night in Wellington to officially launch the new plan for managing bovine TB in New Zealand.
New Zealand has taken another step towards becoming TB-free with large areas of previously infected land being declared free of the disease.
This document (PDF format) demonstrates the correct way to fill in your Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form.
As the final trial in a 5-year TBFree New Zealand-funded project (R-10710) aimed at developing and testing new or improved methods for aerial 1080 poisoning of possums, the efficacy and cost of strip baiting using a fixed-wing aircraft (FWA) at two different flight path spacings were determined, and compared. The research was conducted by Landcare Research between June and December 2014.