The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) remains committed to strengthening the current National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Sheep and Goat traceability system. As such GICA, with input from the Dairy Goat Society of Australia (DGSA), commissioned a desktop study on ‘NLIS Tagging Options for Australian Dairy Goats’.
With GICA’s ongoing commitment to improving the system along with the outcomes from this study, GICA recommends:
The removal of the current NLIS tagging exemption for Australian dairy goats, with the exception of ‘earless’ dairy goat breeds pending the determination of a suitable identifier.
GICA welcomes comment and feedback on the consultation plan and desktop study. Submissions are due by COB 15 March 2017 via firstname.lastname@example.org