Event shows how to tag, trace stock

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If you own a lifestyle block and graze deer or cattle, you need to comply with the National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme (NAIT).
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How do you personally register, how do you register your animals and how and where do you get radio frequency identification device (RFID) ear tags for your stock?

Rural Women New Zealand’s Tamahere branch is offering an easy way to answer those questions by holding a NAIT information evening at 7pm on Monday, April 8 at the Tamahere Community Centre.

Members of the public are welcome to attend to learn more about the NAIT scheme.

Kerry Hubert, NAIT’s central North Island field rep, will provide a brief overview of the scheme, followed by a practical demonstration of the NAIT website, including how to register and record animal movements.

“There’ll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions on NAIT issues,” says Tamahere Rural Women NZ member and event organiser Sheryl Whitehead.

Topics will include registration, ‘no tags’ on kill sheets, adding a run-off, updating an animal’s data, recording a death and getting rid of tags from your NAIT account.

The information evening is free of charge, however, a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

For more information contact Sheryl Whitehead, phone 07 827 9126.

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