Nait Accredited

Farmers Transport is New Zealand's 1st NAIT accredited Transport Operator.


FROST, NAIT and the Life Story of an Animal.

National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT).

NAIT was introduced in New Zealand in 2012 to enable faster response to a bio security threat and to address growing world demand for traceability of our export meat products.

Under the scheme, animals must be tagged with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) containing a unique identification number, which is registered with NAIT. Movements of animals from one location to the next are recorded by scanning the tags, and the information is automatically uploaded to the NAIT database.

FROST + NAIT = Whole of Lifetime Traceability.

Transport is a key link in the chain of information about the life of an animal.

Adding to overseas demand for traceability is a growing call for information on how animals are handled in their movement between locations. Customers want to know:

  • How long were the animals in transit?
  • What type of vehicle were they on?
  • Where did the vehicle go?
  • How well were the animals treated while in transit?

FROST enables us to provide this extra layer of detail about the life of an animal.

That’s why we are New Zealand’s 1st rural transport company to be accredited as a NAIT Information Provider.

Transport is a key link in the chain of information about the life of an animal.

We believe we have a vital role to play in protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s reputation as a high quality primary producer, by doing our bit towards ensuring complete traceability in the movement of animals from one location to another. With that belief as a founding principle we have developed industry leading systems for Livestock Transport Information Management.

How does it work?

As a NAIT Accredited Information Provider, Farmers Transport is authorised to report animal movements on behalf of the Person in Charge of Animals (PICA).

Our drivers are equipped with scanners, so they can do the scanning of animal RFID tags on behalf of customers at the point of loading and unloading. The scanned information is then uploaded to an in-truck data terminal and recorded against the job in FROST. From there, we upload the information to NAIT.

It makes sense for our drivers to do the scanning because:

  • NAIT relies on the internet for updating information. If you are not computerised, or have broadband issues, we make sure the information gets through.
  • We ensure you fulfill your NAIT obligations without having to invest in a scanner.
  • Farmers and stock agents don’t have to be on hand to load or unload.