Reassigning dairy participant code tags
If your tags have a NAIT location number printed on them, they cannot be re-assigned. Be careful not to stockpile too many tags if you're planning to move.
If your tags have a dairy participant code printed on them, they are still linked to a specific NAIT location number, but OSPRI can help you reassign them to a new location:
- if you move your dairy herd to a new farm. Call OSPRI to reassign your tags to your new location. Do this before you tag your animals
- if a dairy animal loses a tag while at grazing, or is born at grazing. You can tag it with your dairy participant code. Call OSPRI first to have the NAIT tag re-issued to the grazing NAIT location.
We can re-assign these tags to a new NAIT location number because the participant code printed on the tags refers to a herd, not a location. Call 0800 482 463 if you need to reassign a tag.
How to check you’re using the right tags
If your tag has your NAIT location number printed on it, you’re good to go.
Remember: If you have more than one NAIT number or you move, make sure you don’t share tags between farms.
If you want to check the NAIT location for a tag printed with a herd number or participant code, you can:
- log in to NAIT
- find the grey box on the top right-hand side of your page (“Look up Animal Or Tag”)
- type in the tag’s RFID or visual ID and click ‘Go’.
The NAIT number will appear under the “NAIT Number” label.
Some tags issued before 2015 will not have an assigned NAIT number.