New ZealandIn PracticeCompliance


Compliance schemes have been implemented to manage biosecurity and food safety risks in many countries around the world.


The dramatic increase in world meat trade (300% between 1990 and 2005) is a key driver of these schemes in order to maintain/restore customer confidence in the safety of livestock products.


Some of these are mandatory schemes like those in Canada, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand and some have varying degrees of compulsory compliance such as Europe being specific to sheep and goats.


The following articles outline the basics of the NAIT scheme in New Zealand (National Animal Identification & Traceability) along with a look at how leading farmers are turning the cost of compliance into an investment in more efficient and profitable farming practises.

Compliance - what you need to know

Traceability schemes ensure the maintanence of food safety standards for end consumers of the meat or milk product. As such they are vitally important to protect the national food production industries ongoing success.

Read more to understand what basic compliance means and how to extract more profit from the farm as result of fulfilling the obligations. ›

Livestock transport company helps farmers stay NAIT compliant

With NAIT compliance now and part of every day farming activity, one livestock trucking company is finding that a lot of their customers are preferring them to do the NAIT data transfer work for them.

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two cows showing RFID or electronic identification tags



28How implementing a regular weighing programme helps to maximise the performance of livestock.
59Gallagher is set to release the TSi 2 Livestock Manager – an extremely powerful animal management system that is even faster and smarter than its award-winning predecessor.
18An introduction to national traceability schemes and how leading farmers are gaining more profits just from being complying.
21Critical for complying with EID traceability schemes, learn how EID tags are making a positive difference on the leading farms.
13Leading Angus breeder places accurate stock identification at the heart of the operation
42A Northland (New Zealand) based livestock company is finding the transfer of data to NAIT much easier with the use of Gallagher's simple bit of software.