Get sorted for your Gypsy Day move
17 May 2016
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.
To ensure you meet your NAIT and TBfree programme obligations follow these steps when moving or selling stock this Gypsy Day.
- Update your contact details with OSPRI and record your stock movements.
- Check the TB status and testing requirements of the area into which you’re moving cattle.
- Correctly complete an animal status declaration (ASD) form when shifting stock and do not accept any animals onto a farm if they’re not accompanied by a correctly filled-out ASD form.
- Make sure that stock shifting from a movement control area have a pre-movement TB test within 60 days.
“We know that Gypsy day is a busy time of the year but it is important that farmers understand and meet both their NAIT and TBfree programme obligations,” says OSPRI CEO Michelle Edge.
NAIT data is used to trace the movements of potentially infected stock, both on and off farm, so the source of the disease can be identified and special TB testing programmes established to contain the infection. As long as your contact details and location are up to date, OSPRI can call when your herd is due for a TB test. Updating your details is quick and easy and is crucial for keeping TB under control.
For help with all of these steps, simply call OSPRI on 0800 482 463.
For further information contact:
Acting Corporate Communications Manager
027 705 4995