Spring bull sales herald a busy period for bull movements as farmers introduce them on-farm for mating. This situation heightens the risk for on-farm biosecurity and disease spread. Because bulls can move multiple times and be sourced from different stock agents, it is critical that bull breeders, leasers and farmers meet their NAIT obligations of recording and confirming all bull movements within 48 hours.
Animals considered too dangerous to tag qualify for an Unsafe to tag (UTT) exemption provided they are going direct to slaughter. UTT animals must be clearly marked and declared in NAIT prior to moving and will incur a $13 levy (excluding GST) at the meat processor.
It is an offence under the NAIT Act to remove a NAIT tag without permission from NAIT Limited. If you need to remove or replace a NAIT RFID tag from a bull, contact NAIT to request authorisation on 0800 482 463 or email email@example.com.