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 in NSW is a mob based system. NLIS (Sheep and Goats) uses a combination of visually readable ear tags printed with a Property Identification Code (PIC), an NLIS movement document which accompanies every mob of sheep or goats when they move, and the recording of all movements of sheep and goats in the NLIS database, to provide traceability.

Selling Livestock: To sell livestock you require:

    a property identification code (PIC) for the property from which the animals are leaving

  • the stock to be correctly NLIS-identified (see requirements for cattle, sheep and goats, and pigs)
  • Vendor Declaration information

For more information visit the website here: TAS Department of Primary Industries

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