Primary Sector

Massive jump in levy for animal tracing system looms

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 21 Jan 2022

Massive jump in levy for animal tracing system looms
Famers should see direct benefits from the drive for a more reliable animal tracing system, says Federated Farmers. (Image: file)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 21 Jan 2022
Federated Farmers says a proposed hike in National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme levies is necessary – and might even need to be higher.   “Nobody welcomes extra costs but if Ospri is to catch up on underinvestment in the Nait platform and deliver on its workability and farmer support, levy increases are probably necessary,” it said.Ospri is a partnership between primary industries and government and is responsible for national animal identification and tracing (Nait). It has kicked off formal consultation...

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