NLIS Requirements for Sheep and Goats (QLD)

 NLIS is Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of sheep and goats for biosecurity, food safety, product integrity and market access purposes.

To enhance this system, the recording of the movement of mobs of sheep or goats between properties on the NLIS database is being progressively rolled out across all states from 1 July 2010.

Mob-based movement recording is currently voluntary in Queensland but there is an industry expectation to record movements on the NLIS database. In the near future it will become compulsary to record sheep and goat movements.

You Are Responsible
 
Throughout Australia, producers are required to know where the sheep and goats under their management have come from and where they are going. In Queensland this means:

  • All sheep and managed goats must be identified with an approved NLIS ear tag before leaving their property – be they destined for a saleyard, abattoir, live export, sale over-the-hooks (OTH) or another property with a different Property Identification Code (PIC).
  • All transported sheep and goats, including feral or unmanaged goats, must be accompanied by accurate and fully completed movement documents, generally a Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration and Waybill (LPA NVD/Waybill).

  • For mixed mobs including multiple PICs, all PICs within the mob must be recorded on the LPA NVD/Waybill or a
    pink post-breeder ear tag must be used.

When sheep and goat movement recording becomes compulsory in Queensland, producers will need to record movements of sheep or goats on the NLIS database whenever they are moved to a property with a different PIC. Producers can voluntarily record movements now if they desire. 

Know Your Obligations

How do I record a mob-based movement?

To ensure a smooth introduction of mob-based movement recording, producers should familiarise themselves with the process while it is still voluntary.

Under the incoming requirements, the person responsible for the livestock at the destination property will need to record movements of mobs of sheep and goats between properties with different PICs on the NLIS database.

To do this, they log onto the NLIS database via the internet and record the movement within 48 hours of the movement occurring. They need to either establish an account or access their existing NLIS database account. This is the same account and database used for cattle: www.nlis.mla.com.au

The following information is then recorded:

  • The PIC the sheep or goats came from
  • The PIC the sheep or goats were moved to
  • The date of the movement
  • The number of livestock
  • The LPA NVD/Waybill number
  • PICs from original ear tags for any non-vendor bred sheep and goats. Sheep and goats do not have to be individually scanned as is the case for cattle

Which ear tags do I use?

You must identify your sheep or goats with approved NLIS (sheep) ear tags prior to moving them from the property. Approved NLIS (sheep) ear tags are imprinted with the PIC and NLIS logo. For sheep or goats bred on your property, use colour-coded (birth year) tag is prefferred but not compulsary.

For non-vendor bred or introduced sheep or goats that do not have tags applied, use pink post-breeder tags.

What movement documents are required?

All sheep and goat movements require original appropriate movement documentation such as a fully completed LPA NVD/Waybill. You must retain all movement documentation on your property for at least five years after the movement of the livestock.

What do I do if I am moving sheep or goats interstate?

If sheep or goats are being transported out of Queensland, both Queensland and destination state requirements for NLIS and livestock movement documentation must be complied with (along with the requirements of any other state that the livestock pass through during the journey).

Are there exemptions for Queensland?

Exemptions are in place in Queensland for harvested feral or unmanaged goats as well as registered dairy goats. Producers should contact the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation for further details.

If In Doubt Find Out
 
Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation - Biosecurity Queensland
Phone: 13 25 23
www.qdpi.qld.gov.au

Meat & Livestock Australia
www.mla.com.au/NLISSheepAndGoats

National Livestock Identification System
www.nlis.mla.com.au

News Category

New Forum Topics

Topic Replies Last post Forum
5959 DUBAI௵REAL LOVE SPELLS THAT WORK FAST+27780171131, BRING BACK LOST LOVE SPELLS}} I HAVE HELPED PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD TO FIX THEIR MARRIAGES. RECOMMENDED AND GENUINE LOST LOVE SPELL CASTER: SOUTH AFRICA,CAPETOWN,SAUD
by maamazama on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:51
0
by maamazama
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:51
Business & marketing
5958 POWERFUL HERBALIST HEALER & INSTANT MONEY SPELL+27788676511 & SPIRITUAL HEALER &POWERFUL HERBALIST HEALER +27788676511 WELCOME TO THE PLACE OF
by maamazama on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:46
0
by maamazama
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:46
Farm skills & knowledge
5957 SOWETO//ILLUMINATI IN UGANDA)۝∰+27788676511 ∰HOW TO JOIN FOR RICHES,MONEY,FAMOUS IN SOUTH AFRICA,HARARE,Free state Namibia,,Lesotho,Botswana,
by maamazama on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:44
0
by maamazama
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:45
Business & marketing
5956 A+27780171131(۝)UNIVERSAL SSD CHEMICAL SOLUTION AND ACTIVATION POWDER IN SOUTH AFRICA, Iraq,Kuwait,Oman
by maamazama on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:43
0
by maamazama
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:43
Goats
5955 @SOUTH AFRICA SSD CHEMICAL SOLUTION WORLDWIDE+27780171131 ,Kuwait,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabia,Australia,New Zealand, GHANA,
by maamazama on Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:40
0
by maamazama
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 22:41
Business & marketing
5954 Skype:ielts.toefl Buy valid toefl-gmat-testdaf certificate online Qatar,Get certified toefl-celpip certificate india,Acquire biometric gmat-celpip Palestine,Dubai
by hamadamadoh01 on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:39
0
by hamadamadoh01
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:39
Discussion groups
5953 (Skype:ielts.toefl)Purchase celpip,pmp certificate uzbekistan,Armenia,Get toefl Backdoor Saudi Arabia,Buy toefl Question Papers.
by hamadamadoh01 on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:33
0
by hamadamadoh01
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:33
General Forum
5933 Pasture management for newbie
by Oneeyedman on Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:47
3
by admin
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:59
Farming Help
5948 Looking for a lely tined weeder
by mcilett on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 18:14
1
by admin
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:35
Machinery & products
5937 Looking for Giant Bermuda Grass Seed
by CQGems on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 07:13
2
by CQGems
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 06:41
Pastures & Crops
5932 Black headed cockchafers
by Megz on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:06
1
by admin
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 16:28
Farming Help
5930 bobby calves
by Allison68 on Sat, 01/18/2020 - 22:58
2
by admin
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:28
Farming Help
5673 Goat Worming
by Brettgarland on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:06
9
by rocket
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 10:57
Farming Help
3822 goats
by matthew10goats on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 21:05
4
by admin
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:32
Farming Help
5918 Hello from a new member and slashing grass
by HarmonFarmin on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:58
1
by admin
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 12:37
Farming Help
5909 New to all of this. Improving my posture for Alpacas.
by Gingerbread Man on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 11:17
4
by Gingerbread Man
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 19:19
Pastures & Crops
5908 Adding cameras to tracotrs
by IHeartRobots on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 08:20
1
by admin
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:55
Farm software
5914 Oil Level in A NH Roller Bar Hay Rake
by Clydie on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 19:19
1
by admin
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:44
Machinery & products
5757 Nigerian Dwarf Goats
by gem7680 on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 17:28
3
by First Fleet
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:39
Goats
5905 GST on agistment lease
by Louise2507 on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:59
2
by Louise2507
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:49
General Forum

Our Sponsors

Our Partners