ASDs transfer important information about animals being sold or moved to their next location. This includes information about animal health and treatments, your farming practices, and TB incidence and testing.
As well as passing on information to a new PICA, ASD information is important when deciding if animal products are suitable for overseas markets. They support the issuing of export certificates by the Government — vital to New Zealand's trade-dependent economy. Meat processors use the information to guide examinations of the animals before and after slaughter.
If you are the PICA for any animals that must have an ASD before they move off farm, it is your responsibility to complete it.
If you buy animals from a saleyard, they pass on the ASD, which they will adjust if the number of animals on the vendor's ASD has changed.
Your transporter cannot complete the form. If you use a paper ASD form, they collect it when you send your animals and pass it on to the PICA receiving your animals.
If you complete the forms online using MyOSPRI, the transporter and the receiving PICA get a copy by email.
You must complete an ASD form if you move any of these animals to another property, a saleyard or for processing:
You don't need to complete an ASD for every consignment of bobby calves going to slaughter. At the start of the season, your meat processor may ask you to complete a form for all bobby calves.
If you're moving calves to another property or a saleyard, you must still complete an ASD.
You only need to complete an ASD for alpacas, llamas and horses if they're going to a meat processor.
As well as providing information about yourself as a PICA in the ASD, you need to provide information about the animals, including:
If you're moving cattle or deer you also need your NAIT and TBfree herd numbers.
If you're using a transport company to move your animals, they may ask you to complete a DLT. Unlike the ASD form, this doesn't need to be completed for all movements of animals.
You can complete a DLT at the end of the ASD forms we issue.
There are 2 ways to complete an ASD. You can use:
You can download and print ASD forms from the Ministry for Primary Industries' website, including the one specifically for pigs. The forms must be printed exactly as published on their website at 100% of the A4 size.
You can also order a book of ASD forms from us.
You must keep copies of ASDs for:
If you use our paper forms, keep the carbon copy or make a photocopy.
If animals arrive at a property without a paper ASD and you don't receive an ASD by email, then the animals must:
Contact your supplier or stock agent to request a copy of the form.