E-diary notices: 12 April 2024

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Applications closing for Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, Safety alert, Tick-borne parasite a reminder to keep dogs’ treatments up to date

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This week’s notices: 

Applications closing for Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Applications close this Sunday (14 April) for the second intake of the 2024 Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, designed for individuals passionate about evolving as change leaders within the food and fibre sector. The programme provides essential strategic, leadership, and critical thinking skills. The programme runs for 18 days in-person and is spread over six months. Visit the official website to learn more and apply. The programme begins on 18 June.

Safety alert

Safer Farms, the industry-led organisation dedicated to inspiring a safer farm culture throughout New Zealand, documents real-life incidents and the key lessons farmers can learn from them. Its latest Safety Alert focuses on an incident involving a tractor on the North Island East Coast. For more information, please visit the Farm Without Harm website.

Tick-borne parasite a reminder to keep dogs’ treatments up to date

The recent case of Babesia gibsoni found in a dog in Canterbury is a reminder to all dog owners to ensure their animals’ flea and tick treatments are up to date. The New Zealand cattle tick and exotic ticks are both capable of transmitting this tick-borne parasite, which can also spread through dog bites and to pups through the placenta from an infected mother. Vets can advise owners on the best flea and tick treatments and should contact MPI on 0800 80 99 66 if they come across any suspected cases.