Government met the capital expenditure of building the NAIT system, and NAIT's shareholders covered the running costs during the development phase.
NAIT's shareholders are DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ, and Deer Industry NZ.
Levies were established under the NAIT legislation. Levies are:
Cost recovery for deer is through Deer Industry NZ and is funded by a levy on deer producers at deer slaughter or velvet removal.
The current tag and slaughter levies for cattle are:
NAIT also has an unsafe to tag (UTT) levy for cattle and deer. This allows these animals to be sent to a meat processor without a NAIT tag. The current UTT levy is $13.00 per head excluding GST.
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. It will continue to be updated here as a 'living document'.