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.

NAIT National Operations Plans

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