Declaring slaughter information

As a Person in Charge of Animals (PICA) at a meat processing location, you must declare animal death information for each animal processed at your location to NAIT. You must do this within 48 hours from the date of slaughter.

The information must include:

  • the RFID or NAIT visual tag number of the animal (unless the animal is not tagged with a NAIT RFID tag)
  • the sending PICA’s NAIT number
  • whether the animal was slaughtered for human consumption or pet food
  • the date of slaughter
  • carcass disease information
  • animal death information for any non-slaughtered and condemned animals at your premises.

Submitting a kill upload report

Kill information is updated in the NAIT system, via a kill upload report. A kill upload records both the movement of the animal to your location and the animals killed all in one transaction.

  • For smaller groups of animals, you can do a kill upload directly through the NAIT system.
  • For larger groups of animals, you can import a CSV file to the NAIT system. This helps to include multiple animals with different movements or slaughter details in one upload.

Recording untagged animals

Record animals that arrive at slaughter premises without a NAIT RFID tag as 'untagged' in your kill upload. This will confirm any pending movements created by the PICA.

Apply NAIT levies as follows:

  • $13 (plus GST) UTT levy for animals declared as unsafe to tag (UTT) in NAIT and marked with a red X by the farmer
  • $1.49 (plus GST) slaughter levy for all animals, including those that arrived untagged without a UTT exemption.