What is an NLIS tag?
What is an NLIS tag?
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.
How do I get NLIS tags?
Call our NLIS helpline on 1800 678 779 between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, submit a paper application form or order online.
Why are NLIS tags important?
Once cattle are NLIS identified, a link is established between the tagged animal and your property. This assists in ensuring that stray cattle are promptly returned, and deters livestock thieves.
How do I get a NLIS tag in NSW?
NLIS Tags for New South Wales (NSW) If your property is in New South Wales (NSW) you can order NLIS approved ear tags from our website and no additional authorisation/approval is required from State or Federal Government bodies.
Is NLIS compulsory?
Yes, participation in the NLIS is mandatory for all cattle producers and participants of the red meat supply chain.
What are the 3 elements of NLIS?
The NLIS combines three elements to enable the lifetime traceability of animals: an animal identifier (visual or electronic ear tag known as a device); identification of a physical location by means of Property Identification Code (PIC) and a web-accessible database to store and correlate movement data and associated …
How much are NLIS tags?
HOW THE NLIS WORKS. Every animal within the sheep, goat or cattle industries must be tagged with an NLIS accredited tag or identification device. It is an offence to remove an existing identifier.
What are the benefits of the NLIS to the livestock industry?
The animal welfare benefits of an electronic ID tag include: Rapid identification (traceability along the supply chain) of animals that may be at risk of disease in the incidence of a (notifiable) disease outbreak allowing rapid treatment or euthanasia as required thereby reducing suffering associated with the disease.
How effective is NLIS?
Australian livestock producers continue to record high compliance rates to the NLIS, achieving a compliance rate of 96.04% in 2018-19, exceeding the industry’s key performance indicator figure of 95.75%. Individual NLIS sheep movements increased 175% to 11 million and individual goat movements increased 40% to 7,751.
Why was Nlis tags introduced?
NLIS was introduced in 1999 to meet European Union requirements and enable individual animals to be traced quickly, from property of birth to slaughter, for food safety purposes.
Who owns Nlis?
Meat and Livestock Australia
The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is a livestock identification and tracking system used in Australia. It is administered by Integrity Systems Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meat and Livestock Australia.
How do I stay compliant with NLIS?
What you need to do to be NLIS Compliant
- Obtain a Property Identification Code (PIC).
- Register for an NLIS account.
- Order your NLIS-accredited ear tags.
- Apply the NLIS-approved ear tags to your livestock.
- Record movements of your livestock on the NLIS database.
- Get help from the NLIS.
What are the different types of NLIS tags available?
There are two types of NLIS (Cattle) tags available: 1 NLIS breeder tags are white and are used to permanently identify livestock before they leave their property of birth. 2 NLIS post-breeder tags are orange are used to permanently identify introduced livestock not already identified with an… More
How do I get a NLIS tag for my cattle?
Call our NLIS helpline on 1800 678 779 between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, submit a paper application form or order online. There are two types of NLIS (Cattle) tags available: NLIS breeder tags are white and are used to permanently identify livestock before they leave their property of birth.
What is the NLIS ID number?
An NLIS electronic tag consists of 2 identifiers: visual identification on the outside of the tag (the NLIS number), which includes the PIC Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) number, which is the internal transponder number of the device. The visually readable NLIS number, or NLIS ID, consists of:
How do I order NLIS tags from agriculture Victoria?
Order National Livestock Identification (NLIS) Tags from Agriculture Victoria Call our NLIS helpline on 1800 678 779 between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, submit a paper application form or order online. Order NLIS tags online