Benefits to Livestock Producers

Training Programs To Educate Pastoralists

Training programs to spread knowledge of better practicesare essential for increasing the professionalism and efficacy of the livestock industry. The NAITS helps to provide extensive knowledge about domestic livestock production.

Through these training programs, pastoralists can gain a comprehensive understanding of livestock, from rearing and reproduction techniques to disease prevention methods and the use of modern practices to improve livestock production.

Distribution of Veterinary Services

Distribution of veterinary services to pastoralists will ensure improvement in animal health and management by addressing the specific needs of both animals and animal husbandry
personnel. By ensuring pastoralists have access to veterinary services, disease outbreaks can be identified and treated rapidly, improving overall productivity.

The NAITS information ensures pastoralist empowerment, as well as improved animal health and productivity, which increases their income and allows them to explore the profitability of the livestock sector.

Distribution of Improved Breeding Stocks

To help the livestock industry recover, pastoralists must have access to better breeding stock. The NAITS will ensure that verified pastoralists have the necessary tools to adopt modern
breeding techniques to promote sustainable development in the livestock industry. Pastoralists will have access to better breeding stocks through the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), including indigenous breeds that have been locally adapted and are better suited to surviving in their natural habitats.

The NAITS is essential to reviving the livestock industry and enabling pastoralists to adopt contemporary breeding techniques.

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What is the NAITS?

-The National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS) is a robust animal information management system that identifies and traces livestock across Nigeria using forgery-proof ear tags, cattle passports, and digital technology.

What happens if the livestock does not have a tag?

- ID Ear Tags allow to effectively monitor, trace and track animals. When there are no Ear Tags on livestock, there are no means to clearly identify the animals.

What does the Barcode contain?

- The machine readable barcode contains animal ID, location of breeding and country code for proof of ownership

Are the ear tags reusable?

- ID Ear Tags ensure ten years of service life but are not reusable.

How does the NAITS align with the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy (NATIP)?

-The NAITS is in line with NATIP, a policy that was developed to make Nigeria's food and nutrition secure through the extensive adoption of 21st-century knowledge, technology, and innovation in the agricultural sector.

What does the Ranch. ID tool do?

It is an effective electronic tool for tracking and identifying livestock and uses 2-dimensional data
matrix barcodes on ear tags in addition to scalable features like biometric identification
technologies like facial recognition.