BY: ANDREW SWALLOW If an exotic disease outbreak occurred in New Zealand’s sheep industry tomorrow it could take weeks, maybe months, to track movements to and from affected flocks as officials work through a paper-chain of animal status declarations (ASDs) supported by farmers’ diaries, stock agents’ records, saleyard catalogues, truckies’ dockets, meatworks’ receipts. Many time...
Tim Fulton Many farmers are missing a key step in National Animal Identification Tracing (Nait)....
Joanna Grigg Paul Hickman, Taimate Angus Stud, Marlborough, has dozens of NAIT transactions each year,...