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South East Local Land Services discontinues identification tag sales

South East Local Land Services has announced as of the 1 July 2016, it will no longer sell National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) devices such as identification tags unless in case of an emergency.

South East Local Land Services General Manager, Derek Larsen said the NLIS is Australia’s system for the identification and traceability of cattle, sheep and goats.

“It was introduced in 1999 to enhance Australia's ability to trace cattle during disease and food incidents, but was expanded to also include sheep and goats in 2009,” Mr Larsen said.

“NLIS reflects Australia’s commitment to biosecurity and food safety and provides a competitive advantage in a global market.

“Local Land Services has supported the NLIS for some time now, primarily as a way of raising awareness of this important system.

“There are now a wide range of easy methods for livestock producers to obtain tags from produce stores and rural co-operatives, with a large increase in the availability from online retailers.

“South East Local Land Services will continue its strong support of the NLIS through the management of Property Identification Codes (PICs) and through the emergency supply of devices to stockowners,” Mr Larsen said.

Livestock producers who need more information about NLIS devices are encouraged to contact their local produce store or rural co-operative or contact the NLIS hotline on 1800 654 743 or visit the NLIS website www.nlis.com.au.

If you would like more information please contact South East LLS by dropping into your local office, call on 1300 795 299 or visit the website www.southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au

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Image: South East Local Land Services from 1 July 2016, will no longer sell identification tags unless in the case of an emergency.

Media contact: Debra Thompson, 02 4224 9707