Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is running a series of workshops in Central Queensland to assist beef producers make effective use of the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) website and livestock identification technology.
DAF beef extension officer Carly Johnstone said the workshops are designed for beef producers with all levels of experience in using the NLIS database.
“These workshops are part of our Grazing Best Management Program, as managing and maintaining an individual producer’s NLIS database is vital to ensure lifetime traceability of cattle to meet market specifications, biosecurity obligations and enhance business and livestock management,” said Ms Johnstone.
“The workshops will cover navigating the new NLIS website and account functions, Property Identification Code (PIC) reconciliation, maintaining lifetime traceability and using NLIS data for herd and business management.
“Although the NLIS has been around since 1999, and has been compulsory in Queensland since 2005, it has evolved since that time so it always helps to learn how to navigate your way round it.
“As beef producers are aware, every time that livestock are bought, sold or moved from one property to another, a livestock movement must be recorded on the NLIS database in accordance with their general biosecurity obligation.
“Lifetime traceability is required for cattle to be eligible for many markets, such as the European Union.”
The free workshops will be from 8.30am until 2pm and include morning tea and lunch. They will be held in the following Central Queensland locations:
- 5 December 2017 – Alpha Golf Club
- 6 December 2017 – Capella Golf Club
- 7 December 2017 – Dingo Community Hall
- 8 December 2017 – Baralaba RSL Hall
Source: QDAF. To register your interest in attending the workshops, please contact Carly Johnstone at DAF Biloela – email@example.com or phone 07 4808 6887.