NZLHS Requirements for Registration of Highlands

The following must be adhered to:

This is ONLY A REQUIREMENT for animals which are to be registered or are already registered.

Steers and other non registered animals will only need the minimum NAIT requirement of one RFID in the right ear.

All New Animals

All new animals from 1 July 2012 are to be tagged using AHB birth sets comprising the primary NAIT RFID in the right ear, and large animal ID tag in the left ear. This way, both tags will have on them; the AHB number & herd ID number (and year if the year option is chosen. Year is optional only).

When registering the animal, the HBR (Herd Book registrar) is to be given all numbers on both the left and right ear. These will be recorded separately in the herdbook. Informing the HBR of the internal electronic NAIT numbers (EID) is not mandatory by the society.

If at a future date, the RFID tag is lost, this must be replaced with a NAIT Traka tag, and the Herd Book Registrar informed of the Traka tag number written on the tag. DO NOT USE part of a different birth set, as this will mean there is conflicting information in both ears. There is an option to order replacement birth tags, but these will be expensive with a minimum order charge. If this second option is taken, the HBR will only need to be advised if the EID was provided when first registered. The internal EID will have changed in this case as these numbers are unique.

If at a future date, the left ear AHB secondary tag is lost, order a Replacement AHB tag (This will have an “R” on it with current owners’ AHB number) & attach it to the left ear. Inform the Herd Book Registrar IF the animal was purchased from another breeder as the AHB number ID in this ear will have changed & needs to be captured in the herdbook.

Older animals currently without RFID tag

Option 1

Existing AHB tag to remain in left ear.

In the right ear, put in a NAIT Traka tag, closer to the head than the existing secondary tag. This will mean the animal has two tags in the right ear. DO NOT USE part of a different birth set, as this will mean there is conflicting information in both ears.

Using this option, there is no need to inform the HBR because the right hand ear still retains the recorded ID information, unless you also want the NAIT electronic number to be recorded. On Traka tags this number is the same as that printed on the outside of the tag.

Option 2

Existing AHB tag to remain in left ear.

Remove the AHB secondary tag from the right ear only, and replace with a NAIT Traka tag. DO NOT USE part of a different birth set, as this will mean there is conflicting information in both ears.

Using this option, the HBR MUST be informed of the new Traka tag number, and this recorded in the herd book as the right-hand ear ID.