Livestock movements

 

 

 

All movements of NAIT animals must be recorded in the NAIT system to ensure all NAIT animals are able to be traced for biosecurity purposes. The PICA farmer is responsible for ensuring all movements of NAIT animals on and off the NAIT number are recorded within 48 hours of the movement taking place.

It is equally the responsibility of the sending PICA and the receiving PICA to ensure the animal movement is recorded in the NAIT system. The sending PICA is responsible for recording a sending movement and the receiving PICA is responsible for recording a receiving movement.

There are two types of movements that can be recorded in the NAIT system:

Sending movements

When animals are sent off your property, a sending movement should be recorded in the NAIT system to reflect this. Click here to find out how to record a sending movement in the NAIT system.

If the receiving PICA has already recorded a matching receiving movement in the NAIT system, this will appear in your NAIT account as an action required movement. From here you can confirm that the receiving PICA has entered the correct detail and confirm the movement. This confirmation will create the matching sending movement in the system for you. Click here to find out how to confirm a movement.

Receiving movements

When animals are sent to your property, a receiving movement should be recorded in the NAIT system to reflect this. Click here to find out how to record a receiving movement in the NAIT system.

If the sending PICA has already recorded a matching sending movement in the NAIT system, this will appear in your NAIT account as an action required movement. From here you can confirm that the sending PICA has entered the correct detail and confirm the movement. This confirmation will create the matching receiving movement in the system for you. Click here to find out how to confirm a movement.

Livestock grazing

When animals are sent away from their primary NAIT location for grazing, the movement must be recorded if the animals are moving to a new NAIT location.

Recording a movement of animals to or from grazing is no different to regular NAIT movement recording, 

If your animals are sent to a grazing block that is also under your management and the location is registered as the same NAIT location, i.e. falls within a 10km radius and uses the same NAIT number, you do not need to record a movement.

It is important to remember that the animals sent to grazing will not be listed under the registered animals section of your NAIT account, however this does not mean change of the ownership of animals. The animals that are in a grazing location will appear under the NAIT account of the PICA responsible for the grazing premises. 

Farm to farm case study

Bay of Plenty dairy farmer Darryl Jensen and beef farmer Rick Powdrell trade animals throughout the year. 

The following film was shot in November 2019 and captures Darryl sending calves off to Rick's farm.

Movements to an event (A&P show or field days)

The organizer of an event must be registered in the NAIT system and will be issued with an event NAIT number. This NAIT number should be used to create a sending movement to the event and a receiving movement when the animal is returned after the event.

Click here for more information about events

Exemptions from movement recording (sending animals to an accredited meat processor or saleyard)

When sending animals to an accredited meat processor or saleyard you do not need to record the sending movement. The accredited organization has received training from NAIT and is approved to record the sending movement on behalf of the farmer.