All animals moved to a saleyard must be recorded in NAIT by the saleyard PICA.
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.
All animals moved from a saleyard must be recorded in NAIT by the saleyard PICA.
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.
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.
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.
Bobby calves, fallow deer and animals that are unsafe to tag don't need tags when you send them to a meat processor.