OSPRI's National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system is an online tool that provides fast and accurate tracing of NAIT animals to support disease management in New Zealand.

The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme links people, property, and livestock in New Zealand. Under the scheme, cattle and deer are traced using NAIT-approved radio frequency identification device (RFID) ear tags. Once tagged, animals are registered in the national database. Registering with NAIT and updating your NAIT account is a legal obligation for all farmers and person(s) in charge of animals (PICA).

Our automated integration with NAIT saves farmers time and effort. Record any stock births, deaths, tag replacements and movements in FarmIQ. The details will automatically flow through to NAIT, ensuring your NAIT obligations are met and saving any double-handling. This is a core feature of the Enterprise Dairy and Enterprise Livestock packs.

To allow FarmIQ to report to NAIT, you need to do a few things:

  1. Give us written permission to report to NAIT on your behalf
  2. Ensure that all NAIT/EID tags are loaded into FarmIQ for all stock
  3. Maintain an accurate stock rec in FarmIQ by recording all births, deaths, purchases, sales and grazing movements
  4. Record all off-farm stock movements (other than sales to a processor) with the NAIT details of the receiving party

If you're already a FarmIQ customer and would like us to manage your NAIT compliance, please get in touch. You will need your NAIT number and have the authority to permit us to act on your behalf. FarmIQ is one of two New Zealand farm management systems accredited as an Information Provider under the NAIT Act 2012.