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Workshops to better understand livestock identification system

By Rodney Woods

Dookie, Seymour and Echuca will each host upcoming Agriculture Victoria-run workshops for sheep, goat and cattle producers to remind them how to use the National Livestock Identification System.

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

Participants will also learn how to update their Property Identification Code details.

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 technical specialist Kirstie Anderson said the aim was for producers to understand their livestock traceability requirements and how to manage their NLIS database account.

The workshops will run from 10 am to 3 pm, with lunch provided, at:

● Dookie: Friday, February 28 at University of Melbourne, 940 Dookie-Nalinga Rd, Dookie.

● Seymour: Friday, March 13 at DELWP, 15 Hume and Hovell Rd, Seymour.

● Echuca: Wednesday, March 25 at Agriculture Victoria, corner of Ogilivie Ave and Annesley St, Echuca.

There is also a two-part webinar workshop, on Monday, March 16 and Monday, March 23 between 8 pm and 9 pm each day.

Numbers are limited, so register early at: agriculturevictoriaevents.eventbrite.com.au

For more information on these workshops, or any others around Victoria, or to register over the phone, contact Kirstie Anderson at Agriculture Victoria on 5761 1647.

For further information on NLIS requirements and Property Identification Codes, visit: agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/national-livestock-identification-system