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TFI urges sheep and goat EID uptake for traceability and market access

Terry Sim, 19 December 2018

MAJOR meat processor Thomas Foods International is encouraging lamb suppliers to consider voluntary electronic identification of sheep and goats nationally for biosecurity, traceability and market access benefits.

Ballarat saleyards take wand scanning initiative to get ready for EID change

Terry Sim, 14 August 2017

BALLARAT has emerged as the first Victorian saleyard to consistently scan and upload data from electronically identified sheep and lambs at commercial sales in the lead-up to the 2018 statewide saleyards EID scanning deadline.

Subsidised sheep and goat electronic tag sales increasing

Terry Sim, 30 March 2017

ELECTRONIC sheep and goat ear tag sales have increased in Victoria with the introduction of a new protocol enabling rural distributors to order tags through the State Government’s online service.

Electronic sheep ID, Dutch-style

Terry Sim, 13 March 2017

Dutch sheep farmer Diederik Sleurink gave Victorian saleyard managers a first hand demonstration of how he tags and registers his sheep electronically on a Litams hand-held connected reader.

How will Victoria’s Government supply ‘cost neutral’ electronic sheep and goat tags?

Terry Sim, 31 August 2016

SHEEP ear tag suppliers have concerns about the Victorian Government’s ability to ensure prices are equitably cost neutral in the lead-up to the mandatory electronic identification of stock born after January 1 2017.

Electronic tag roll-out should go national – VFF

Terry Sim, 24 August 2016

AUSTRALIA’S state and territory governments, and sheep producer groups should pursue a national roll-out of mandatory electronic tag identification of sheep and goats, Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group president Leonard Vallance said this morning.

Sheep electronic identification workshops earmarked for NSW

Sheep Central, 29 January 2015

Australia’s Sheep CRC has organised a series of workshops across NSW to help producers integrate electronic identification (eID) and data collection into flock programs. The Sheep CRC said electronic identification (eID) and data collection is gaining momentum in the sheep industry as producers look to efficiently capture and use individual animal information.

Electronic tag opponents unite ahead of ABARES report

Terry Sim, 11 August 2014

Farmer groups and stock agents across Australia today restated their opposition to mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats, reiterating support for mob-based visual tag identification.