Missing tags

If an animal arrives without a tag and has not been declared as unsafe to tag (UTT) by the sending Person in Charge of Animals (PICA), it must be notified in NAIT as an untagged kill using the ‘kill upload’ function.

When you record untagged animals in NAIT, specify if the animals have been declared in NAIT and marked by the sender as UTT or not.

Levies for untagged animals

Apply NAIT levies as follows:

  • $13 (plus GST) UTT levy for animals declared as UTT in NAIT and marked with a red X by the farmer
  • $0.50c (plus GST) slaughter levy for other animals.

We'll monitor animals that are moved to meat processors without a tag or an exemption in NAIT. We may also investigate any untagged animals you receive to check that the PICA has complied with NAIT.

NAIT tags that can't be read with an RFID reader

If an animal is tagged with a NAIT device that cannot be read by an RFID reader, the tag must be read visually and recorded in a ‘kill upload’ file in the NAIT system, with the visual ID tag number.