EID workshops to help with new recording requirement
9 February 2018
Upcoming workshops across the state will help producers and livestock agents boost Victoria's traceability system.
From 31 March 2018 property-to-property movements of electronically tagged sheep and goats in Victoria must be recorded on the NLIS database by the person receiving them.
Agriculture Victoria Program Manager for Meat and Wool Kate Linden said producers and livestock agents played a vital part in Victoria's livestock traceability system.
"We are keen to ensure everyone gets a strong handle on the new requirements, therefore workshops have been arranged across the state," Ms Linden said.
"Victoria has valuable livestock industries, exporting products worth $6.7 billion per year, with sheep meat and wool products worth more than $2.5 billion.
"These industries are essential parts of our rural and regional communities and their ongoing prosperity relies on having effective traceability systems to underpin confidence in our products and to maintain access to local and international markets."
Topics will include:
- understanding traceability and the need for an electronic identification system
- requirements of property to property movement recording for sheep and goat producers under the electronic NLIS
- learning how to transfer livestock from one property to another using the NLIS database
- where to access help
- question and answer session.
Ms Linden said following each workshop, Agriculture Victoria staff will be on-hand to assist producers with accessing or using their NLIS database account.
Please register online here.
If you require assistance with registering please phone (03) 5761 1647 or email email@example.com
Categorised under: Agriculture,Biosecurity