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Livestock Identification

To buy, sell or move livestock from one property to another or for slaughter, animals must be properly identified. Livestock identification allows animals to be traced back to where they have come from or to where they may have been moved in the event of a disease outbreak or chemical contamination.

About Livestock Identification
Livestock identification and traceback are essential part of ensuring food safety. Find out what you need to do when buying or selling livestock.
Buying & Selling Cattle
What you need to do if you wish to buy or sell cattle.
Buying & Selling Sheep and Goats
What you must do if you wish to buy or sell sheep or goats,
Buying and Selling Pigs
What you need to do if you wish to buy or sell pigs.
Hobby Farmers and the NLIS
A fact sheet for smallholders and hobby farmers on how to comply with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).
Livestock Identification Forms
Commonly requested forms used in livestock identification
Contact Us - Livestock Identification
Contact details for livestock identification
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Registrar of Animal Brands

  Andrea Howard
  Registrar of Animal Brands
  Chemical Management Branch
  13 St Johns Avenue
  Phone: 03 6233 3565
  Fax: 03 6233 3843

Ring DPIPWE state-wide on 1300 368 550.

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