If an animal loses a tag, it must be tagged with a replacement device which can be linked in your NAIT account to keep the animal’s lifetime traceability.
If an animal arrives at your farm without a tag, you must tag and register the animal or return it (untagged) to the sender.
If a tag is damaged and can’t be read electronically, you must contact NAIT to request permission to remove the tag from the animal first.
Replacing a lost or damaged tag
To replace a tag that's been lost or damaged:
- re-tag the animal with the replacement tag. If you want the new tag to have the same visual ID as the old tag, you can order a replacement tag with a duplicate visual ID. Duplicate visual ID tags cannot be registered against any other animal
- update the tag information in the NAIT system. If you know the animal’s original tag number, it is important that you link the old tag with the new animal in your NAIT account. This ensures it maintains lifetime traceability.
If you don’t know the original tag number, you need to register the animal again in your NAIT account with its new tag number.