CRV has become the first service provider to achieve NAIT accreditation under OSPRI’s more rigorous five-step process.
Representatives from OSPRI today officially presented CRV with its accreditation certificate in Hamilton.
myHERD Product Manager Andrew Fraser says the decision to become NAIT accredited means CRV can continue to help dairy farmers meet their obligations and protect their farm businesses.
“Having an effective animal traceability system is like having car or house insurance, you don’t know when you’ll need it, but when you do, you’re very happy you’ve got it,” says Mr Fraser.
“Farmers can have confidence the CRV team can help them resolve their NAIT queries in myHERD and ensure they remain compliant.
“For example, if they purchase an animal and discover it’s never been registered with NAIT, or a calf’s EID tag doesn’t exist in the system, we can then work with the farmer to get to the bottom of the problem and fix it.
“We are proud to be the first provider to become accredited under the new system. While the training modules are comprehensive and the process is thorough, it highlighted that we already have robust quality processes and procedures in place.
“I would encourage others to get NAIT accredited. Having robust traceability systems is the best insurance we have for dealing with biosecurity incursions.”