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NAIT (National Animal Identification & Tracing) is New Zealand's system for tracking cattle and deer. The page explains the importance of NAIT in managing disease and ensuring food safety in the farming community. If you're in charge of cattle or deer, you must meet legal obligations like registering your farm, tagging and registering your animals with approved RFID tags, and recording all animal movements within 48 hours. Tips on registering and specific tagging requirements are also provided, making it easy for dairy farmers to comply with the NAIT scheme. Assistance is available through the NAIT contact centre if needed.
NAIT (National Animal Identification & Tracing) is New Zealand’s animal identification and tracing system for cattle and deer.
NAIT provides New Zealand livestock owners, processors and government with current location, movement history and other useful information associated with traceability.
The system is a vital part of New Zealand’s ability to track animal movements and tackle diseases that threaten the farming community.
All people in charge of cattle and deer need to meet their legal obligations under the NAIT scheme.
NAIT obligations for dairy farmers are:
NAIT is a vital part of New Zealand’s farm system – allowing us to respond rapidly to food safety and biosecurity threats such as a disease outbreak, by being able to track animal movements and quickly find contain and control disease. Quicker containment means back to business sooner. It also responds to growing demands from consumers who expect greater traceability of the products they buy.
For more information visit the Ospri website.