Animal ID and monitoring

No clarity on sheep EID system milestones in AMM communique

KEY milestones and timelines in the implementation of a mandatory national electronic identification system for sheep and goats remain unclear after a meeting of Australia’s agricultural and primary industries ministers on Wednesday…Read More

Terry Sim, December 9, 2022

Sheep EID changes should follow cattle tag colouring system

MAJOR tag manufacturer Leader Products wants the sheep sector to adopt the same electronic tag colour code system as operates in the cattle industry…Read More

Terry Sim, December 5, 2022

World-first for Ceres Tags – reusable satellite smart ear tags

CERES Tag – the company that developed the world’s first direct to satellite smart ear tag has now created another first – a re-usable satellite smart ear tag…Read More

Sponsored Content, November 28, 2022

National Biosecurity Committee receives key sheep EID report

A REPORT on how sheep and goat electronic identification could be implemented nationally has been presented to Australia’s National Biosecurity Committee…Read More

Sheep Central, July 16, 2021

Expert plugs smart tag spend in national biosecurity budget

A LEADING agriculture expert from CQUniversity Australia has urged government not to ignore digital technologies in their budget commitment to national biosecurity initiatives…Read More

Sheep Central, May 17, 2021

WA sheep and cattle owners to have a say on ear marks

WESTERN Australian sheep and cattle owners, industry and the community are encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to make earmarking and branding of stock optional…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2020

Bushfires highlight need for livestock Property Identification Codes

RECENT bushfires have highlighted the importance of accurate Property Identification Codes for Agriculture Victoria recovery teams…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2020

National sheep and livestock EID system under consideration

PROPOSALS to implement and fund the electronic identification of all livestock across Australia, including sheep and goats, are being considered by peak bodies and state farming organisations…Read More

Terry Sim, December 18, 2019

Pig PICs are important for sheep and cattle too….

AGRICULTURE Victoria is reminding pig owners that every property with livestock is legally required to have a Property Identification Code or PIC…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2019

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

Victorian saleyards and abattoirs exceeding 90pc EID tag read rates

VICTORIAN saleyards and abattoirs are continuing to scan electronic sheep and goat identifications at read rates of more than 90 percent, according to Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Victorian sheep and goat producers get EID tag rules reminder

VICTORIAN sheep producers and traders have been reminded of their electronic tagging responsibilities as the lambing season gets underway in the state…Read More

Sheep Central, May 13, 2019

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