What to check if you're buying animals

When you buy cattle or deer:

  • ensure all animals are correctly identified with NAIT tags
  • make sure you receive an Animal Status Declaration (ASD) for them
  • check the TB status of the animals, including:
    • whether they're from a Movement Control Area (MCA) and have been tested for TB
    • when the whole herd was last tested.

TB in animals you're buying

If you have concerns about the TB status of the animals you're buying, call us on 0800 482 463.

Buying from another farm

If you're buying from another Person in Charge of Animals (PICA), they set up a sending movement in NAIT and you must confirm that that you've received the animals within 48 hours of their arrival on your property. Even if the PICA hasn't set up a sending movement, you can still record a receiving movement in NAIT.

If you contact us for help with a movement, gather the following information first:

  • the tag numbers of the animals
  • the date the animals are moving
  • the NAIT location number of the seller or their contact details.

Buying from a saleyard

Accredited saleyards can record a movement on behalf of the person selling the animals. You must confirm in NAIT that you've received the animals within 48 hours of their arrival on your property.

What to do if you're selling animals

When you sell cattle or deer you need to:

  • record an animal movement in NAIT — have your NAIT location number handy
  • complete an ASD
  • make sure all the animals are correctly identified with NAIT tags that have been registered in NAIT — you need to note these when you record a movement in NAIT.

Selling through a saleyard or to a meat processor

If you sell through an accredited saleyard or meat processor, they create the sending movement in NAIT on your behalf.