Replace tags

This file can be used when replacement tags have been applied to animals. This may be because a previous tag was lost or damaged, or the wrong tag has been registered previously.

Your CSV file will need to include all of the column headings, in the correct order. This includes headings for optional columns you are leaving blank.

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Replacement Tag ID

This is the new RFID tag:

RFID of the replacement tag. The tag number must be loaded in the system in an 'unused' or 'lost' state (i.e. it cannot be in use for another animal).


Replacement Reason

Tag lost = TL
Tag damaged = TD
Wrong tag = WT



This is the lost or damaged RFID tag:

This is the unique 16 character code that relates to the NAIT tag. This information is provided by tag manufacturers or can be read with a scanner. It does not have to be provided if a NAIT Visual ID is provided. Examples that will be accepted include:

  • 00000 0 982 000196588496

  • 942 000002422333

  • 982 000161531687

  • 0982000190869343

  • 0982 000190869343


NAIT Visual Tag Number

This is the lost or damaged Visual tag:

This is the information printed on the outside of the tag. It does not have to be provided if a NAIT RFID is provided. The tag number must be loaded in the system and the tag must be 'on animal'.

Find out how to correctly enter NAIT Visual IDs


External Record ID

You can choose to enter a reference number of your own, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4. This will make it easier for you to identify which record (row of your spreadsheet) is incorrect if you make a mistake in your CSV.


NAIT Number at Current Location

NAIT number of the location where the animal is currently.