When you move your herd to a new farm, as the Person in Charge of Animals (PICA), you must make sure all your NAIT and TBfree records are updated. This way your herd's movements can be traced for disease management and biosecurity purposes.
Whether you're a herd owner or sharemilker, make sure you:
Contact us to:
If you're in a TB Movement Control Area (MCA), book a pre-movement TB test for the herd — this must be done within 60 days before the animals move.
After the animals have moved to your new location:
If you are finishing up a job or moving to a new farm, but the herd you were managing is staying at its current location, you may need to make some changes in NAIT.
If you're the registered Person in Charge of Animals (PICA), you can re-assign the NAIT location number to the new manager or PICA by completing a NAIT PICA change application form.
If the herd is sold or disbanded, make sure:
If you move jobs to take charge of animals on another farm, as the new PICA for those animals you can apply to have the existing NAIT location number assigned to you. Complete the NAIT PICA change application form and phone us to help you make the change.
When you contact us about changes to the PICA, we will also update the registered TBfree herd information so that we have the correct information for TB testing purposes.
If you buy animals, check that they comply with NAIT requirements before you bring them on to your farm.
If you establish a new herd, you need to:
If you're adding new animals to your herd, you must record the movement in NAIT. If you've moved to a new farm, make sure the movement is recorded to the NAIT number at the new location.
Keeping information up to date in NAIT is important for tracing animals for both disease management and biosecurity.
If you forget to update your NAIT records and keep using your old NAIT number, your movements will be for the wrong farm which makes tracing a lot harder. If you forget to update your records, call our Contact Centre as soon as possible so they can help put things right.
You can phone or email us with any problems getting your NAIT and TBfree information up to date.
DairyNZ offers helpful advice with all your other arrangements.