National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) for Goats

 NLIS is Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of goats for biosecurity, food safety, product integrity and market access purposes. Producers are required to know where there goats are and where they have come from and in future this system may be a tool that assists with trace-ability and a sustainability plan for the industry. The first step is to apply for a Property Identification Number or PIC issued by your state department of primary industries or agriculture. Then purchase ear tags containing this unique number and keep a record of which goats have which ear tags. Even properties with just a small number of goats must comply.
For more information on the NSW requirements click here. NLIS for goats