How to create a livestock movement

Whenever an animal moves on or off your farm, you'll need to record a movement in the NAIT system.

To record a movement in the NAIT system you will need to know the following:

  1. 1 Your NAIT number
  2. 2 The NAIT number of the sender or receiver
  3. 3 The date the animals moved
  4. 4 The individual RFID tag numbers of the animals that have moved

Animals with a status of ‘dead’ can’t be recorded in a movement, if an animal has been declared ‘dead’ in error.

To create a movement from your homepage follow the below steps:

  1. 1 Log into your NAIT account
  2. 2 From your home page, select “Create Movement”
  3. 3 Select if you are creating a sending or receiving movement
  4. 4 Enter the other NAIT number and the date that the movement took place
  5. 5 Select Continue
  6. 6 Enter the RFID numbers using one of the following methods:

Option 1: Select the animals from your list of registered animals

If you are the sending PICA, you can select the animals you are sending directly from your registered animals list. Choose “Select from a list of animals registered to your NAIT number”. You will be shown your registered animals list. You can use the search and filtering options to select the animals you are sending, once you have made your selection click “Continue” at the bottom of the page and then “Create Movement”. You will then be shown a summary of the movement you have recorded. You have completed your obligations for this movement and it is now pending confirmation by the receiver.

You can also create a sending movement from your registered animals page directly. From your home page click on your NAIT number to be taken to your registered animals list, use the filter and search options to select the individual animals you are sending and then select “Create movement” and then “Sending movement” and follow the steps to create a sending movement.

Option 2: Type in the tag details

If you are the receiving PICA or if the animals you are sending are not in your registered animals list yet, you can type in the RFID numbers manually. This is ideal when moving a smaller number of animals. Select “Type in visual ID or RFID”, you will be shown a text box where you can enter the RFID tag numbers. Use the guidelines found on the right hand side of this page for direction on formatting. Once you have finished entering the tag numbers, select “Continue” at the bottom of the page and then “Create Movement”. You will then be shown a summary of the movement you have recorded. You have completed your obligations for this movement and it is now pending confirmation by the other PICA.

  • Upload a file with the tag numbers

If you have scanned the animals or have a file saved on your computer that contains the RFID numbers of the animals in the movement you may choose to upload the RFID numbers into NAIT directly. This is an ideal solution for larger movements where it is not easy to manually type or select each RFID number individually.

To do this, select “Upload a file with tag numbers” and select a file from your computer to be uploaded. The file must be in the correct format for it to be accepted by the NAIT system.

Once you have uploaded your file, select “Create Movement”. You will then be shown a summary of the movement you have recorded. You have completed your obligations for this movement and it is now pending confirmation by the other PICA.

Another way create a movement is by uploading a .CSV file that contains all the movement details in the one file.

This method allows you to enter details for up to 1500 animals at once. CSV file to enter information into the NAIT system and download a template.

How to create a sending movement in the NAIT system

Tutorial: How to create a sending movement in the NAIT system

1:30

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In this tutorial we'll create a sending movement. You should create a sending movement when animals have left your property.

After logging into NAIT, click 'Create movement', then 'Sending movement'. Now enter the NAIT number you are sending the animals to and the date they have moved. Next you need to select the animals you want to include in the movement. If you know the tag numbers, click here and type them in, separating each tag number with a comma. If you have a file with the tag numbers, you can upload the file by clicking here.

For this tutorial we'll be seleecting from a list of animals already registered to your account. Click here, then simply tick the animals you want to move from the list,then click 'Continue'. Review the movement to make sure it looks correct. 'Two animals to Jane Farmer on June 6.' It looks like we're good to go. Cick 'Create movement' and you're done.

The farmer who received the animals from you will now receive a notification asking them to confirm the movement you have just created.

How to create a receiving movement in the NAIT system

Tutorial: How to create a receiving movement in the NAIT system

1:28 mins

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In this tutorial we will create a receiving movement. You should create a receiving movement when animals have arrived on your property and a movement has not yet been created by the sender.

After logging into NAIT, click 'Create movement', then 'Receiving movement'. Now, enter the NAIT number you have received the animals from, and the date they have moved. Next you need to select the animals you want to include in the movement. If you have a file with the tag numbers you can upload the file by clicking here.

For this tutorial we will type the tag numbers in manually. Click here, then type in each tag number.,You can use either the visual ID printed on the tag or the RFID. Remember to separate multiple tags with a comma. Then click continue and check that the information you've entered is correct. If so, click 'Create movement' and you're done. Easy!

The farmer who sent the animals to you will receive a notification asking them to confirm the movement you just created.