Review of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system

The review of the National Animal Identification and Tracing system has recently concluded and the report is publicly available.
Thursday, 5 April 2018

Read the review here

The review examined the performance of the system, identified potential improvements and considered a range of feedback and learnings from users.

It looked at a range of areas including animal location and animal movement recording, animal registration, assignment of NAIT number, tag readability, replacement and retention, tag visual coding, new tag technologies, the roles and responsibilities of user groups under the NAIT standards, compliance, education and existing regulatory provisions.

The review determined that the existing framework could be improved to better reflect the core principles supporting the effective traceability of livestock and to provide a higher level of readiness for biosecurity issues in the livestock sector through enhanced usability, uptake and adherence for those using NAIT.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is expected to consult farmers and NAIT system stakeholders on the review and changes proposed between May and July.

B+LNZ will prepare a submission on behalf of our levy payers and we will be encouraging farmers to make their views known. We will keep you informed of further developments.