Acronyms and terms
Consignment: A group of animals dispatched for sale.
Consignor: A person, organisation or company offering livestock for sale.
Livestock Production Assurance (LPA): Livestock Production Assurance is the livestock industry's voluntary on-farm quality assurance program.
Movement: Any movement between two properties with different PICs.
Movement information: Date of sale, number of sheep/goats, NVD serial number, PIC of the place of sale, 'FROM PIC','TO PIC', PICs on tags of previous owners for non-vendor bred sheep or goats.
Mob Based Kill information: Kill Date, Processor PIC, number of head, source (saleyard or direct), 'FROM PIC', NVD serial number.
Mob Based Movement Recording: Recording of movement information for sheep and goats on the NLIS database.
NLIS Database: National database operated by NLIS Ltd that holds the register of electronic NLIS (Sheep) and NLIS (Cattle) tags, and also registers mob based movement of sheep and goats, and movements involving electronically tagged cattle, sheep and goats.
NLIS Limited: A wholly owned subsidiary company of Meat & Livestock Australia, that manages the NLIS database and operates the NLIS database helpdesk.
National Livestock Identification System (Sheep & Goats): The NLIS (Sheep & Goats) is the national system operating throughout Australia for the identification and tracking of sheep and goats.
National Vendor Declaration (NVD): Document completed by the vendor and accompanying consignments of sheep and domesticated goats, used to describe the sheep and goats and specify their chemical treatment and exposure history.
* From time to time, new NVD versions may be issued and older versions may be withdrawn by LPA or be no longer acceptable to buyers.
NLIS (Sheep) Breeder tag: 'Year of birth' colour coded electronic or visually readable tag used to identify sheep and goats that are still on their property of birth.
NLIS (Sheep) Post-breeder tag: NLIS (Sheep) Post-breeder tags are pink in colour, and are used to identify sheep and goats that are no longer on the property on which they were born, introduced animals that have lost their original Breeder tag and animals that are still on their property of birth.
NLIS Logo: Registered Trade Mark belonging to Meat and Livestock Australia Limited ACN 081 678 364 used to designate that a livestock identification device has been approved as an NLIS tag.
'Over the Hooks': Where sheep and goats are sent directly to an abattoir and paid for on a weight and grade basis post-slaughter.
Producer: A person, organisation or company actively engaged in the raising of sheep or goats for subsequent sale, and includes feedlot operators.
Property: A parcel of land, consisting of one or more blocks within the one locality, operating as part of a livestock enterprise.
Property Identification Code (PIC): The eight character alphanumeric code for a property as allocated by the relevant state or territory authority.
Stock agent: A commission agent who buys and sells livestock by auction or private treaty.
Vendor: A person, organisation or company offering livestock for sale.