Sometimes you need to chat with someone who gets your issues, someone who’s been there before.

Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that pressures can mount up. Our networks and training can help with all kinds of situations, and help you get through your current challenges.

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Dry Coniditons/Drought click here

For more details click on the the resources listed to the right.

 

Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)

Farmers are being reminded to be particularly stringent with their on-farm biosecurity as foot and mouth disease spreads through popular tourist destinations such as Bali and other parts of Indonesia.

  • Foot and mouth disease is spreading through popular Indonesian tourist destinations including Bali.
  • Don’t allow overseas visitors who have been in contact with animals onto farms for a least a week after their arrival.
  • Ensure stringent on-farm biosecurity protocols are in place and adhered to.
  • Do not feed uncooked food waste to pigs.
  • Become familiar with the symptoms of foot and mouth disease and do not hesitate to call a vet or 0800 80 99 66.

For more information check out -  Beef + Lamb NZ  and  DairyNZ

 

MPI Foot-and-mouth disease response plans

If New Zealand ever had an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), it would have a serious impact on our primary industries and economy. Find out about FMD and preparing for an outbreak. Clilck on the different links below for more information from MPI:

- Foot-and-mouth disease readiness

- Advice to farmers and livestock owners about FMD

Signs of foot-and-mouth disease: information for vets

Foot-and-mouth information for meat, livestock, and dairy workers

Foot-and-mouth: consuming meat and dairy

Potential effects of a foot-and-mouth outbreak

About foot-and-mouth disease

Keeping foot-and-mouth disease out of New Zealand

Response to foot-and-mouth disease

Latest National News

Time Out Tour - Clinton, South Otago

Time Out Tour - Clinton, South Otago

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring the Time Out Tour to Otago this November!

11/3/2022 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM 0 Comments
Time Out of Tour - Carterton, Wairarapa

Time Out of Tour - Carterton, Wairarapa

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring the Time Out Tour to Wairarapa this November!

11/16/2022 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Pahiatua, Manawatū

Time Out Tour - Pahiatua, Manawatū

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring the Time Out Tour to Pahiatua this November!

11/15/2022 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM 0 Comments
Reducing Waste in your Community, Household and Farm

Reducing Waste in your Community, Household and Farm

Loads of tips and links on how to deal with used oil, wine bottle caps, scrap metal, light bulbs to farm containers.

October 2, 2022 0 Comments
Pioneer comes on board as RST Principal Sponsor

Pioneer comes on board as RST Principal Sponsor

Pioneer are proud to be one of our newest Principal Sponsors.

Pioneer has signed on to support the Trust over a 3-year term.

October 1, 2022 0 Comments
Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Taranaki dairy farmer Kane Brisco nearly walked away from farming, worn down by the constant physical and mental strains of the job. But at his lowest, he started figuring out practical ways to cope with stress and recharge his passion for life on the land. In this episode, Kane shares the tools...
September 30, 2022 0 Comments

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