Anyone running deer and/or cattle on their land (even one animal on a lifestyle block) has obligations under the TB control programme. This section contains everything you need to know as a herdowner, including your statutory obligations and tips for staying TB-smart.
Buying, selling or moving cattle and deer? Registering a new herd? Unsure about your tagging or testing requirements? Use this step-by-step guide to make sure you meet your obligations.
Got a question about buying, selling, moving, registering, tagging or testing cattle and deer under the TBfree New Zealand programme? Check here first, to see if we've already answered it.
We support 15 TBfree Committees to maintain effective links with the farming community and stakeholders at a regional level. The committees promote the TB programme in their regions and are a source of advice and feedback to OSPRI on policy and operational issues. Contact your local TBfree committee members for information and advice on TB control in your area.
Don’t let bovine tuberculosis destroy your dream. If you have any deer or cattle on your lifestyle block, even just one animal, you are required by law to register them with OSPRI's NAIT and TBfree programmes. Protect yourself and your neighbours by following these six simple steps...
Thanks to TB testing programmes, advanced bovine TB is now uncommon in farmed animals in New Zealand. Use this guide for identifying TB in farmed and wild animals.
Our eight-step 'good herdowner guide' will help you stay TB-smart when it comes to buying, selling, moving, registering and tagging cattle or deer.