Only some animals need to be recorded in NAIT when they move from one NAIT location to another. These are:
The Person in Charge of Animals (PICA) sending the animals is responsible for recording a sending movement in NAIT. The PICA receiving the animals is responsible for recording a receiving movement.
All animal movements between NAIT locations must be recorded, even if:
All movements of NAIT animals to and from a registered NAIT location must be recorded in NAIT within 48 hours of the animals leaving a property or arriving at a new location. For example, if an animal arrives on a Monday, the movement must be recorded by 11.59pm Wednesday. This includes short-term movements such as grazing, mating, events and the sale of animals.
You don't need to record a movement if you're moving animals between properties with the same NAIT location number.
You also don't need to declare movement of NAIT animals between NAIT locations on the Chatham Islands.
All animals must still be tagged and registered, except for wild cattle that are not farmed or kept in captivity.
Animals sent to or from the islands must have their movement recorded in NAIT. If wild cattle are mustered and sent from the island, they must be tagged and registered before being moved — unless they meet the conditions of the unsafe to tag exemption and are sent direct to a meat processor.
Up-to-date information in NAIT means we can reduce:
To record a movement, you need:
As well as a movement in NAIT, you must complete an Animal Status Declaration (ASD) when you send animals off your farm.
All NAIT animals must be tagged and registered before moving to a different NAIT location, although there are some exceptions.
Your livestock transporter may ask for a Declaration to Livestock Transporter (DLT) form confirming all animals are NAIT compliant before they will transport them. The DLT form is available at the bottom of your paper ASD or electronically via MyOSPRI's ASD function.
Some animals may need a TB test before they are moved.
In some cases, cattle may need to be tested again after they are moved.
Our NAIT user guides explain how to create and manage movements in NAIT. You can also call our Support Centre for help on 0800 482 463.
When you record a NAIT movement, your full name, NAIT number and property name are displayed to the other PICA who is sending or receiving the animals. You can control whether your name appears to other PICAs in movements and search results.