We monitor animals that are moved to meat processors without a tag or an exemption in NAIT. We may also investigate any untagged animals you receive to check that the Person in Charge of Animals (PICA) has complied with NAIT.

Missing tags

If an animal arrives without a tag and has not been declared as unsafe to tag (UTT) by the sending PICA, it must be notified in NAIT as an untagged kill using the ‘kill upload’ function.

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When you record untagged animals in NAIT, specify if the animals have been declared in NAIT and marked by the sender as UTT or not.

Levies for untagged animals

The UTT levy rate of $13 per head applies to UTT cattle or deer arriving at a processor.

NAIT tags that can't be read with an RFID reader

If an animal is tagged with a NAIT device that cannot be read by an RFID reader, the tag must be read visually and recorded in a ‘kill upload’ file in the NAIT system, with the visual ID tag number.

Animals exempt from tagging

Some animals don't need a NAIT tag, but you may have to get an exemption before you can move them off your farm.