From time to time, a farmer may contact us to dispute a movement that a saleyard has recorded.

We will send a list of disputed movements to the relevant contact for each saleyard or stock company on a regular basis.

If you are notified by a PICA or by NAIT that a correction needs to be made to a recorded movement, you should action this as soon as possible to ensure the correct movement information has been recorded in the NAIT system.

Action required movements

Each saleyard PICA’s NAIT account displays a list of ‘Action Required Movements’. These are movements created or rejected by other PICAs that the saleyard needs to action.  

Rejected movements 

If a farmer denies receiving animals from a saleyard, they may reject the movement in their NAIT account. This will put the movement back onto the saleyard’s action required list. The farmer must provide a reason why they have rejected the movement, and this will be displayed to the saleyard user. 

The saleyard PICA should action and make changes to any rejected movements within 30 days from the date the movement was rejected. They may need to follow-up with the purchaser directly to fix up the movement. For example, there may be cases where the NAIT location number provided by the purchaser is incorrect and the saleyard has recorded the movement to the wrong destination.

Pending movements 

From time to time, if the saleyard hasn’t correctly recorded a movement, the purchaser may instead record a movement for animals they received. It is not possible for a vendor to record a movement to a saleyard unless it’s done via the OSPRI contact centre. 

The saleyard must review all pending NAIT movements against their sale records and take action.

  • If the animals were sent and the movement is correct, the saleyard PICA must record a matching movement. 
  • If the saleyard has no record of sending the animals, they should reject the movement. It is recommended that these movements are investigated and actioned by the saleyard PICA within 30 days to allow the farmer to rectify their mistake. 

If the saleyard PICA requires assistance from OSPRI with resolving a movement, they should email 

Correcting a movement

Amendments to recorded movements can be made directly from an accredited NAIT number. You do not need to access the PICA’s account to make updates to a movement between a PICA and accredited entity.

An information provider, PICA sale yard/meat processor, or PICA delegate acting on behalf of an accredited saleyard or meat processor can all search for and correct movements by logging on and navigating to the accredited NAIT number.

You can use the search tools on the relevant movement page (complete, incomplete, action required) to filter by date and/or sending PICA to help locate a specific movement.

The search tool for complete movements includes additional search functionality and will automatically display at the top of the page when you navigate to the complete movements tab.

Screenshot of NAIT account

Click ‘Search’ in the right-hand corner to display the search box for the incomplete and action required movement tabs. 

Screenshot of NAIT account

If a movement was recorded more than two weeks ago, you can’t delete it. You will need to email to ask for the movement to be deleted.