Livestock

Learn ins and outs of NLIS

By Country News

Agriculture Victoria is holding practical, hands-on workshops across the state, including events in Shepparton and Bendigo, to assist sheep, goat and cattle producers use the National Livestock Identification System database.

The workshops will walk producers through their NLIS requirements and the navigation, management and completion of movement transactions on the database.

All sheep, goats and cattle tagged with an electronic NLIS tag must be transferred on the NLIS database when they are moved between two different Victorian Property Identification Codes.

Agriculture Victoria senior sheep specialist Garry Armstrong said the aim of the workshops was for producers to understand how to manage their requirements under the NLIS and how to play their part in ensuring the lifetime traceability of animals, which underpins market access.

The workshops will be held at:

Bendigo: Tuesday, February 26 from 9.30am at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, 1-7 Taylor St, Epsom.

■Shepparton: Wednesday, March 20 from 9.30am at the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority office, 168 Welsford St, Shepparton.

■To register, visit: agriculturevictoriaevents.eventbrite.com.au

■For more information on the workshops, phone Garry Armstrong at Agriculture Victoria on 0472 871 674 or visit: agriculture.vic.gov.au/nlis-workshops