How to link tags

NAIT RFID tags are not intended to be read visually. You may choose to use other visual panel tags to help with identifying your stock.

You can also choose to purchase your NAIT tags as a birth set. These come with a matching visual panel tag, printed with the same information as the RFID tag.

If you are using a birth set, you do not need to link the panel tag to the RFID tag, because they have matching numbers.

If you are using other visual panel tags, you can link these to the animal's RFID tag in the NAIT system. To do this you will need to read the RFID tag once (either with a scanner or visually).

Linking tags when registering an animal

To link a visual panel tag to an animal's NAIT RFID tag when registering that animal follow these instructions:

1. Log on to the NAIT system.

2. Click 'register animals' and follow the registration process.

3. At the 'provide animal details' page, you will see a box for 'other visual tag' in the 'tags' section. This is where you enter the visual panel tag number.

4. Click on 'register' at the end of the page to finish the process. The visual panel tag number will now be displayed in the 'other identifier' column of your registered animals.

Linking tags for already registered animals

To link a visual panel tag to a previously registered animal's NAIT RFID tag follow these instructions:

1. Log on to the NAIT system.

2. Click on the NAIT number where the animal is registered.

3. The 'registered animals' page will be displayed. Select the check box next to the tag number you want to link a visual panel tag to. Then click 'edit selected animals' and choose 'edit animal details'.

4. In the 'other visual tag' box in the 'tags' section, you can enter the visual panel tag number. You can also enter a name for the animal here if that helps you to identify them.

5. Click on 'save' at the end of the page to finish the process. The visual panel tag number will now be displayed in the 'other identifier' column of your registered animals.