Receiving animals to the sale

All animals moved to a saleyard must be recorded in NAIT by the saleyard PICA.

You'll need to provide: 

  • the sending NAIT location: NAIT location number for where the animals were moved from
  • the receiving NAIT location: The saleyard PICA’s NAIT location number .
  • the animal numbers: The RFID numbers of the animals .
  • the movement date: The date the animals were received.

This must be recorded within 48 hours from the day the animals were received at the saleyard. 

If the saleyard PICA is an accredited entity, the movement status will be confirmed, and the vendor is not required to record anything in NAIT. 

Sending animals from the sale 

All animals moved from a saleyard must be recorded in NAIT by the saleyard PICA.

You'll need to provide:

  • the sending NAIT location: The saleyard PICA’s NAIT location number 
  • the receiving NAIT location: NAIT location number for where the animals were moved to
  • the animal numbers: The RFID numbers of the animals
  • the movement date: The date the animals were sent.

This must be recorded within 48 hours from the day the animals were sent from the saleyard. 

The purchaser must confirm the movement for the animals they received within 48 hours of receiving the animals. The movement will remain ‘pending’ in NAIT until confirmed by the receiver, but there is no further action required by the saleyard. 

Animals passed at sale 

If animals are returned to the vendor, both a receiving movement into the sale and a sending movement from the sale must be recorded in NAIT to reflect this. 

If animals are held in saleyard paddocks that have a separate NAIT location number, movements to/from the paddock must be recorded in NAIT. 

Animals sent direct to slaughter 

Each meat processing plant has its own NAIT location number. It is up to the works buyer to provide the correct destination number to the saleyard administrators when registering at the sale.  

To make sure the processor is able to record accurate NAIT records, the saleyard NAIT number must be passed on to the receiving processor alongside the ASD form.  

When the saleyard and the meat processor have recorded the same movement information into NAIT, the sending and receiving legs of the movement will be identified and the movement will be confirmed.

Sending untagged animals to a meat processor

Bobby calves, fallow deer and animals that are unsafe to tag don't need tags when you send them to a meat processor.