December 8, 2006
December 8, 2006 - Western Australian farmers intending to sell or move sheep and goats must now ensure they are tagged to comply with the National Livestock Identification Scheme.
New regulations came into force last Friday requiring all sheep and goats to be identified with ear tags imprinted with the owners' brand.
The system has been introduced to make it easier to trace livestock in the event of an outbreak of an exotic disease.
Non-compliance with the scheme could result in fines of up to $5,000.
Some exceptions to the regulations apply include lambs being taken directly to slaughter and pastoral goats moving between neighboring properties. Reprinted from ABC Australia