Ive been asked by a committee member of the show to remind all potential beef exhibitors. On farm judging.Livestock Entries Close- 10th February After this date a $35 late fee per exhibit will be charged.- Avoid the fees and get your entries in now! Trade (Lifestyle Block and Commercial Trade) and Crafters registrations close on the 17th Feb - get them in soon so you don't miss out! Spaces are filling fast! Also remember that everyone is welcome to the Saturday Night dinner- BYO Drinks + Salad or Dessert, $10 per person- Registrations for this are through the office or via showdayonline with your entries. ... See MoreSee Less
Another great day for the South Devons. Gore A&P Show Congratulations to Stewart and Julia Eden, winning the Jr Meat and Wool Kane Trophy. Java Tonka Nikita. South Devons also paraded well in the Herds Person Competition. Placing 3rd, two 4ths and a 5th of over 20 handlers. Jr, novice and senior. Great to have the kids approach breeders asking to use our South Devons. All the handlers that approached knew of the South Devons “Gentle Giants” reputation. They had Hereford, Dairy and Angus back grounds. ... See MoreSee Less
Beef producers can’t afford to ignore the benefits of cross breeding and the extra 10 percent yield that hybrid vigour brings, Dr Phil Holmes informed delegates of the 2019 Herefords Australia Breed Forum. Dr Holmes addressed the 150 attendees of the Forum on the importance of a whiteface in a pro...
South Devon cattle are the biggest English beef breed dating back to the 16th century. From the southwest of England they and their predecessors have provided Plymouth with beef and dairy products throughout it’s history.
Update.**Update - the creation of a receiving movement for an unregistered tag will cause that tag to be autoregistered... potentially triggering a fine. This is regardless of where the animal is sent.**
Unregistered NAIT tags that are part of a NAIT stock movement will now cop a $150 fine per animal, and this will soon increase to $400!!
Read on for more info....
MPI is taking a hard line and fining those PICA (Person in Charge of Animals) $150 per animal for any “auto registration” of an animal into NAIT.
“Auto registration” occurs when a NAIT tagged animal that is not registered in the NAIT database is moved and scanned for the first time (usually at the sale yards or meat processors). This animal is then registered by NAIT and flagged as an “Auto registered” animal. From now one this information will be used to generate fines.
For the time being MPI is limiting the number of infringements at one time per PICA to Five, currently totalling $750 max. But when the amendments to the NAIT legislation are passed these infringements will increase to $400 per animal.
What to do? We all need to ensure that soon after an animal is tagged with an IED this number is allocated to the animal in the NAIT system. This can be done either via a computer or over the phone and must be done either within 48 hours or before the animal moves from the property, whichever is first. Learn more here about your responsibilities as a PICA
Key points to remember
• An animal going directly to slaughter – Must be tagged, then registered in the NAIT system.
• An animal that has lost its original tag – Must be re-tagged, then registered in the NAIT system (unless it is unsafe to tag)
•If you know the original(lost) tag number you need to use the “replacement tag” provision and it will be registered to connect to the animal’s previous number.
•If you don’t know the original(lost) tag number then you will need to register the animal. ... See MoreSee Less
2020 South Devon Calendars- Order now November 28, 2019November 28, 2019 by Pivot Design The 2020 South Devon Calendars are now available to order. The A4 wall calendars have images of South Devon animals from around New Zealand each month. Price per calendar is $22.50 + gst. Calendars can also be p...