NLIS Cattle was introduced in NSW on 1 July 2004 and involves electronic identification of cattle and recording of all cattle movements in the NLIS database. Cattle are identified with approved NLIS ear devices, or rumen boluses and a matching ear tag. All movements of cattle to sale, slaughter or to any other property are recorded in the NLIS database.

NLIS (Sheep and Goats) was introduced on 1 January 2006 and changes to the management of Johne’s Disease in sheep and footrot in South Australia will begin to take effect from 1 July 2018.

Changes to the programs that producers should note:

  • Johne’s disease in sheep remains a notifiable disease and must be immediately reported to PIRSA Animal Health. See the reporting animal disease page for instructions if you suspect Johne’s disease is present in sheep or other species.
  • National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) and National Sheep Health Declarations (NSHDs) are still compulsory.
  • There is will be an increased ability for infected producers to trade sheep. Buyer beware means you need to check the status of animals BEFORE you purchase – check the NVD and NSHD.
  • Movement restrictions into SA remain in place. The only change to South Australian entry requirements is the addition of Approved vaccinates for the OJD program.

For more information visit the website here: Department of Primary Industrie and Regions SA

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