Whether you have a whole herd of cattle or deer, or just 1 animal on your lifestyle block, you need to register:
All the cattle and deer at your property must have a NAIT ear tag and be registered in your NAIT account.
You also need to register for the TBfree programme which aims to eradicate bovine TB in New Zealand.
After you've registered yourself, your location and your animals, you need to keep your NAIT account up to date by:
If you move with your animals to another property and you're still their PICA, you need to:
If you no longer have any cattle or deer, call us to find out how to deactivate your NAIT account.
If you register cattle or deer in NAIT, once a year you also need to declare other farm animals that can spread diseases such as Foot and Mouth. This includes pigs, goats, llamas, alpacas and sheep.
If you send cattle or deer to a school pet day, it's a good idea to record a movement to the school and back to your property. Check with the school to find out if they have registered the event with NAIT.
If you're in a rural area your dogs or other pets may come into contact with poisons such as 1080 which is used to control the possum population. It's rare for this to happen, but usually fatal. There are things you can do to prevent your pets from ingesting 1080.