How to order tags
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How to order: online or download the form
Agriculture Victoria currently retails the cheapest electronic NLIS (Sheep) tags in Australia thanks to a competitive tendering process. Increased demand for the tags is likely to deliver even cheaper products to support producers adopting this technology.
2019 electronic NLIS (Sheep) tags of any year of birth colour can now be purchased from 55 cents per tag.
These fact sheets contain separate information for 2018 and 2019 born lambs and kids.
How to order subsidised tags for 2018 born lambs and kids:
- 2018 subsidised NLIS (Sheep) electronic tags fact sheet (PDF - 347.5 KB)
- 2018 subsidised NLIS (Sheep) electronic tags fact sheet (WORD - 161.4 KB)
How to order subsidised tags for 2019 born lambs and kids:
To order electronic tags, or to view the current list of contracted sheep and goat manufacturers and their tag prices, visit our online ordering service or use the:
- Application form for electronic NLIS (Sheep) breeder and post-breeder tags (PDF - 655.4 KB)
- Application form for electronic NLIS (Sheep) breeder and post-breeder tags (WORD - 550.1 KB)
Payment is via credit card. Tags will typically be delivered within 10 working days.
Tags can be purchased from rural retail outlets if a producer has a current Property Identification Code (PIC).
Required information when ordering online
- Property Identification Code (PIC).
- Your name, address and telephone number.
- Tag type required – NLIS (Sheep) Breeder tag or NLIS (Sheep) Post-breeder tag.
- The colour of the tag pin. Producers who order NLIS (Sheep) Breeder tags can select from a full range of tag pin colours. At this point in time, only pink tag pins are available for use with electronic NLIS (Sheep) post-breeder tags.
- Number of tags required.
- Serial numbers (optional). The last 5 digits of the NLIS number can be specified. This number could be used for flock management.
- Property or stud name (optional). Producers can request that their enterprise, property or stud name be printed on the pin.
- Sheep vaccinated against Ovine Johne's Disease (OJD). Producers can request that the letter 'V' in a circle symbol be printed on the pint for tags that are to be used to identify sheep vaccinated against OJD.
- Store terminal lambs: Producers can also request that the letter 'T' be printed on the tags used to identify terminal (crossbred) lambs from OJD affected flocks.
Ordering visual NLIS (Sheep) ear tags
Non-electronic visually readable NLIS (Sheep) can only be used on animals born before 1 January 2017.
These tags are not ordered through Agriculture Victoria. They can be purchased from rural retail outlets if a producer has a current Property Identification Code (PIC).
A list of approved sheep tag manufacturers is available on Meat and Livestock Australia's website.