Time to tag your sheep
From January 1, electronic sheep tags will be available to Victorian producers from 55 cents.
The Victorian Government has partnered with the sheep and goat industry to make sure electronic tags remain the cheapest in Australia.
Victoria is the first to transition to mandatory electronic identification for sheep and goats.
EID is improving sheep and goat traceability and protecting Victoria’s $6.7 billion livestock industries, which includes sheep meat and wool products worth more than $2.5 billion.
Under the new system, all sheep and goats born in Victoria from January 1, 2017, are required to be electronically tagged before leaving their property of birth.
All Victorian sheep processors started scanning electronically tagged sheep from December 31, supported by infrastructure funded through the Victorian Government’s Transition Package.
Lambs and non-exempt kids born after January 1, 2019, which originate from interstate and move onto a property in Victoria will be required to have an electronic tag before they can move on.