Fallow deer don't have to be tagged or registered before they move between NAIT locations, but you must record an exempt animal movement in NAIT before they leave.
You don't need to tag trophy stags born at a game estate, safari park or zoo. If you move them to another game estate, safari park or zoo, you must record an exempt animal movement in NAIT before you move them.
You don't need to tag or register bobby calves before you move them to a meat processor.
If tags are missing
When cattle or deer leave your farm they must be tagged and registered in NAIT unless you have an exemption. Animals that arrive at a meat processor with no tag and no exemption, don't comply with NAIT. In this case, the meat processor:
- may charge extra on top of the NAIT Slaughter Levy of $0.50 plus GST for slaughtering your untagged animals, and
- will record them as an untagged, but not exempt, animal in NAIT.
Recording movements for exempt animals
When you move animals exempt from tagging – except for bobby calves – you must record an 'exempt animal movement' in NAIT. As well as the date of the movement and the NAIT number of the animal's destination, include information about its breed, gender and approximate age.