You must register animals in your NAIT account within 7 days of tagging them. You also need to ensure that the animals are tagged and registered before they are 180 days of age, or before their first off-farm movement. Registration happens after the animals are tagged, when you link the animal's birth information to the tag number in your NAIT account.
As the Person in Charge of Animals (PICA), you must register all the cattle and deer you've tagged. You also need to register some animals that are exempt from tagging.
If you farm cattle or deer, you need to let us know each year by 31 July how many other cloven-hoofed animals you have on your property. This includes sheep, pigs, goats, alpacas, emus, llamas, and ostriches.
Like cattle and deer, they can spread disease between species, such as foot-and-mouth disease. If there's an outbreak it's helpful to know which animals are at risk.
Before you register cattle and deer in NAIT you need to:
Before you register the animals in NAIT, gather the following information:
There are several methods you can use to register your animals. You can register them by:
After your animals are registered, the links between you as their PICA, the location you keep them at and the NAIT RFID tag on each animal ensure they can be traced if there is a disease outbreak.
After you've registered your animals in NAIT you may need to update information about them if: