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NLIS workshops for Victoria’s livestock producers

Beef Central, February 20, 2019

AGRICULTURE Victoria is holding practical, hands-on workshops across the state to assist sheep, goat and cattle producers use the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database.

The workshops will run from February to April and will walk producers through their NLIS requirements and the navigation, management and completion of movement transactions on the NLIS 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 (PIC).

Agriculture Victoria Senior Sheep Specialist, Garry Armstrong, said the aim 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.

“Agriculture Victoria staff will be on hand to answer any questions about sheep, goat or cattle electronic identification requirements and their management on the database, to ensure producers play their role in protecting Victoria’s valuable livestock industries.”

Dates and locations

• Monday 25 February – Benalla

• Tuesday 26 February – Bendigo

• Tuesday 26 February – Beaufort

• Wednesday 27 February – Colac

• Friday 1 March – Swan Hill

• Friday 1 March – Rutherglen

• Wednesday 13 March – Warrnambool

• Wednesday 20 March – Shepparton

• Friday 15 March – Coleraine

• Wednesday 3 April – Maffra

• Friday 5 April – Ellinbank

Numbers are limited so please register early.

Source: Agriculture Victoria. To register, visit agriculturevictoriaevents.eventbrite.com.au For more information on the workshops contact Garry Armstrong at Agriculture Victoria on 0472 871 674 or visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/nlis-workshops

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