NAIT-accredited information providers
NAIT-accredited information providers can provide information to NAIT Limited to help people in charge of cattle or deer meet their NAIT obligations.
The Register of NAIT-accredited Information Provider and Entities lists all organisations that have been accredited up to today. The list of accredited organisations is constantly growing, those most likely to be interested in being accredited are organisations that already manage substantial amounts of farming data in various capacities. This includes farm management companies, stock sale yards and meat processing plants.
Information providers and entities wishing to become accredited will need to meet defined criteria.
In October 2011, NAIT Limited consulted with interested parties on standards to accredit information providers and entities dealing with cattle and/or deer under the NAIT scheme.
The NAIT accreditation standard is now available.
Role of a NAIT-accredited information provider
NAIT-accredited information providers, if contracted by a person in charge of cattle or deer, can carry out one or more of that individual's NAIT information provision obligations.
NAIT has been mandatory for cattle since 1 July 2012 and for deer from 1 March 2013.
The NAIT legislation requires that people in charge of cattle or deer have a number of registering and reporting obligations.
They need to:
- get a NAIT number by registering themselves and their farm or property with NAIT
- register their cattle or deer with NAIT
- record when cattle or deer are moved off or received onto their farm or property
- declare the death, loss or export of cattle or deer
- provide accurate information within set time limits and update it as required.