NAIT funding structure

Government met the capital expenditure of building the NAIT system, and NAIT's original shareholders (DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, and Deer Industry New Zealand) covered the running costs. These costs were split so that the:

  • beef industry paid 44.5%
  • dairy industry paid 53.5%
  • deer industry paid 2%.

Once NAIT was established:

  • government funded 35% of its ongoing costs
  • industry paid for 65% of its ongoing costs.

Industry pays via:

  • NAIT tag and slaughter levies on cattle
  • a NAIT unsafe to tag (UTT) levy on cattle and deer
  • a Deer Industry New Zealand levy contribution – set at 2% of the total costs of the NAIT scheme.

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The National Operations Plan (NOP) is our strategic plan for New Zealand's traceability scheme. The initiatives identified in the NOP will be completed over at least the next 3 years.

NAIT National Operations Plan NOP 2021
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