Industry and government (at a state and national level) have agreed to transition towards mandatory electronic identification (eID) for sheep and farmed goats nation-wide.
The NSW Government has released an industry implementation plan for the roll out of eID tagging, which includes the provision of a rebate for eligible industry participants. You can learn more about the implementation plan at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/eid.
Primary producers, processors, saleyards (including local government saleyards) and stock and station agents may be eligible for the rebate which will supplement the cost of purchasing and installing eID tagging systems.
Applications will be accepted until 31 January 2024 for processors and saleyards and 31 March 2024 for primary producers and agents, or until program funding is exhausted.