Electronic identification encouraged for farmers

​​​​​​To help ensure improved monitoring and tracing, farmers are being encouraged to start looking into sheep and goat electronic identification devices (eID)​.

A target has been set to implement eIDs from 1 January 2025 in Tasmania, which is in line with other areas across the country.

Financial support is available to help sheep and goat producers, show societies and supply chain partners (saleyards, processors, livestock depots, livestock agents) make the transition to electronic identification.

Starting this month, three project staff have also been employed to assist in the scheme implementation.  This will include the roll-out of targeted education, training and awareness workshops.

EIDs are a valuable tool that are designed to assist in timely traceability which is important for biosecurity and product integrity for famers and those in the industry.

Opportunities for industry to provide feedback on developing and implementing Tasmania's sheep and goat eID system will be provided through two industry advisory groups. These groups include representatives of the sheep and goat industry supply chains to ensure a collaborative roll out.

For more information visit the sheep and goat electronic identification webpage.​