NAIT is mandatory for cattle and deer. Livestock companies operating sale yards working with cattle have obligations under the NAIT scheme.
Under the NAIT scheme every livestock company must have a registered person in charge of animals who has a NAIT number for that location.
The person in charge of animals at the location is required to:
- Record all movements of NAIT animals to and from the location
- Ensure all NAIT animals moving from the location have been tagged with NAIT-approved RFID tags
Registering as an organisation
Livestock companies may wish to register with NAIT as organisations so they can appoint an organisation administrator to carry out certain functions on behalf of the organisation. To find out please see the NAIT fact sheet Registering an organisation or, to register as an organisation, call the NAIT contact centre on 0800 624 843.
Your company may be interested in becoming NAIT-accredited. Being NAIT-accredited means you can record animal movements on behalf of farmers sending livestock to your plant.
To find out more and apply for accreditation click here.