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Sending animals

Under the NAIT scheme, animal movements must be recorded by both the sending and receiving parties. All movements of animals must be recorded within 48 hours of the movement occurring. Before you move your animals, make sure they are all NAIT tagged and registered in the NAIT system.

Find out how to record animal sending movements

Remember that you are still legally required to complete an Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form for all animal movements. This must accompany the animals when they move.

Read more about ASD forms

If you are sending animals to a NAIT accredited entity such as a meat processor or sale yard, they will record the sending movement on your behalf.

Moving exempt animals

As fallow and trophy deer are exempt from tagging requirements they cannot be individually traced in the NAIT system. However, you must still record the movement of these animals.

Find out how to record an exempt animal movement

Need help?

If you need help understanding or meeting your NAIT requirements you can:

  • call us on 0800 624 843 or email us at info@nait.co.nz
  • assign a PICA delegate to act on your behalf, or
  • use a NAIT accredited information provider to act on your behalf.

Read more about PICA delegates
Find a local NAIT accredited information provider