You can buy NAIT tags through your local farm supply store, most vets, or through LIC/CRV. NAIT tags cost around $5.00 each. This includes a tag levy of $0.90 which goes towards running the NAIT scheme.
White tags are for cattle, and orange tags are for deer.
Make sure the tags you buy match the NAIT location you are going to use them at.
When you buy NAIT tags, they're issued to your NAIT location number and appear in your NAIT account. This makes them easily available to help you register your animals after tagging. Most tags have the NAIT location number printed on them. NAIT tags for dairy animals have a dairy participant code printed on them but are still issued to a specific NAIT location.
After you have tagged your animals you must register them by opening up NAIT and entering the animal’s details.
Birth tags should be used for all new-born animals. They are printed with:
We recommend the use of birth sets (double tagging) for better animal identification.
A birth set comes with a NAIT birth tag and a matching visual ID panel tag. This makes the future management of animals a lot easier, especially if you do not have a scanner.
Replacement tags should only be used for animals that lose their existing NAIT RFID tag.
There are three manufacturers of NAIT approved tags in New Zealand:
NAIT tags come in two broad types - HDX and FDX. This relates to the way they operate when they're scanned by an RFID reader.
HDX and FDX tags differ in both price and functionality. You can choose either option for your NAIT approved tags.