Do sheep have NLIS tags?
NLIS (Sheep) breeder tags are colour-coded to match industry’s ‘year of birth’ tag colour system and are used to permanently identify sheep and goats before they leave their property of birth.
How much are NLIS tags?
The retail price of the NLIS (Cattle) tag brand under the new supply contracts had already been reduced in April 2021 from $0.74 to $0.64 per tag.
What ear does NLIS tag go in sheep?
NLIS (Sheep & Goats) post-breeder tags are pink and can be used to identify sheep and goats no longer on their property of birth or those which have lost their breeder tag. All NLIS (Sheep & Goats) tags can be attached to either the right or left ear as long as the tags don’t obscure any earmark.
What does NLIS tag stand for?
NLIS Cattle was introduced in NSW on 1 July 2004 and involves electronic identification of cattle and recording of all cattle movements in the NLIS database. Cattle are identified with approved NLIS ear devices, or rumen boluses and a matching ear tag.
Is NLIS compulsory?
Yes, participation in the NLIS is mandatory for all cattle producers and participants of the red meat supply chain.
How can I get my NLIS number?
You will require a PIC to purchase NLIS permanent identifiers (devices). The PIC code is printed on the outside of the NLIS device which must only be applied to cattle on that property. You may order NLIS devices through either a rural merchandiser or by directly contacting a tag manufacturer.
How do I purchase NLIS tags?
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.
How do I order NLIS cattle 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.
What does a NLIS tag look like?
NLIS (Cattle) breeder tags are white and are used to permanently identify cattle before they leave their property of birth. NLIS (Cattle) post-breeder tags are orange and are used to permanently identify introduced cattle, not already identified, or that have lost their original tag.
How do you read a NLIS tag?
The NLISID is printed on the outside of the electronic ear tag, or on the outside of the visual ear tag indicating that a rumen bolus has been applied. You can read the NLISID number visually and write it down to refer to later. The RFID microchip inside the device is read by a hand-held scanner or panel reader.