NLIS (Sheep and Goats)
The National Livestock Identification System for sheep and goats, known as the NLIS (Sheep and Goats), is Australia's system for the identification and tracking of sheep and goats for food safety, disease control, animal welfare and market access purposes.
Traceability of sheep and goats underpins Victoria's reputation for quality. Implementing mandatory electronic identification of sheep and goats provides customers with increased confidence in the safety and origin of Victorian products, protecting and enhancing market access.
All sheep and goats born in Victoria on or after 1 January 2017 require an electronic NLIS (Sheep) identification tag before being dispatched from their property of birth.
Sheep and goat EID radio ads
Have you heard the radio ads for the sheep and goat EID program? If not you can listen to them here.
Sheep flow saleyard trials are preparing the industry for EID-tagged lambs
Sheep flow trials with electronic ear tag scanners are continuing across Victoria this month after a demonstration at the Wycheproof saleyards recently.