This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order amends the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy to implement a review of the strategy undertaken in 2009 under section 88 of the Biosecurity Act 1993.
The order extends the expiry date of the strategy to 30 June 2026. It also changes the objective of the strategy to that of establishing the feasibility of eradicating bovine tuberculosis from vectors over 2.5 million hectares of land, including in 2 large areas of heavy forest. These amendments come into force on 1 July 2011.
The order makes new strategy rules requiring those who slaughter cattle and deer to record the official identification of the slaughtered animals and other information and report it to the Animal Health Board. The new rules come into force on 1 February 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 May 2011.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.