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Common terms

1. Accreditation

Under section 20 of the NAIT Act, accreditation is a process for ensuring that organisations meet NAIT's standards for data supply. This applies to meat procesors and sale yards, and other organisations that choose to provide data to NAIT on behalf of PICAs.

Read the NAIT Accreditation Standard

2. Animal Status Declaration (ASD)

All cattle (except bobby calves moving direct to slaughter) and deer which are being moved must have a signed and completed TB Declaration. This should be provided on an industry standard Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form. This is a requirement under the Biosecurity Act and Animal Products Act.

3. Bovine Tuberculosis (TB)

TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis. In New Zealand, this is a threat to our cattle and deer herds and therefore our export markets. The TBfree New Zealand programme works to reduce the incidence of TB in herds and wildlife. It is mandatory for all cattle and deer to be registered with TBfree New Zealand as well as with the NAIT scheme.

4. Completed Movements

Movements that appear on the completed movements page in your NAIT account require no further action. Both the sending and receiving sides of the movements have been completed. 

5. Incomplete Movements

Movements that appear on the incomplete movements page in your NAIT account require further action by the other PICA involved, but you also need to monitor them. The other PICA may reject the animals and you need to make sure you haven’t made a mistake.

6. NAIT Accredited Information Provider

A NAIT Accredited Information Provider can be contracted by a PICA to undertake the NAIT reporting obligations on their behalf, e.g. to send the information on animal movements to NAIT.

7. NAIT Accredited Entity

NAIT Accredited Entities may be businesses such as a meat processor or sale yard. An accredited entity will automatically declare movements to their NAIT location on the sending PICA's behalf. It is possible for an entity to be both an accredited entity and an information provider.

8. Person in Charge of Animals (PICA)

A PICA is anyone who is in charge of cattle or deer on a day-to-day basis. A PICA may or may not be the owner of the animals they are in charge of. PICAs include farmers, sharemilkers, farm managers, stock agents at sale yards and meat processor staff.

9. PICA Delegate

A PICA delegate is someone that a PICA decides can undertake NAIT requirements on their behalf. The responsibility for meeting NAIT requirements will remain with the PICA.

10. Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID)

RFID tags are electronic devices read by special readers, eliminating the need for manual data entry. The NAIT approved RFID tags have a unique 16 character identification number that links to information about the animal, which is stored on the NAIT system.

11. Receiving Movements

Movements that appear on the receiving movements page in your NAIT account require further action from you. They are animals that have been sent to you, and require you to confirm that they arrived on your property.