Territory Stories

Top paddock newsletter



Top paddock newsletter


Northern Territory. Department of Primary Industry and Resources


Top Paddock Newsletter; Top Paddock Newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT






Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




Agriculture; Northern Territory; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication



Issue 62, December 2017

File type





Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES Page 20 of 25 Top Paddock Newsletter If not the registered owner of new property, Owners Permission to Use Run form is required and must be lodged with the Registrar. 4. If other brands are registered for use on property/parcel of land, then the new property/land owner/s will need to complete Owners Permission to Use Run form, and lodge with the Registrar. 5. If the new owner of the land does not want to have other brands registered for use on their property/parcel of land (e.g. continue agreements previous owner/s may have had) then the new Owner must complete Owners Permission to Use Run REVOKED form and lodge with the Registrar. BRANDS ARE NOT TRANSFERRED AUTOMATICALLY BY A PROPERTY SALE OR BY A WILL A brand is registered to a person or company for use on a nominated NT property only. Under no circumstances are these brands to be used in any other state or territory. This means the branding iron can only be used by the registered owner (or their representative) on the registered Northern Territory property as stated on Brand Certificate/s. It does not restrict branded cattle being agisted on other properties. To brand on a NT property not registered with the Registrar is an offence under the Livestock Act 2011 and associated Regulations, and incurs a penalty. If you are wanting to transfer your brand to a new property, or use your brand on a property for a specified period of time, please contact your local Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officer. Further NT brands information and forms can be found on the Northern Territory Government website. National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia's system for identifying and tracing livestock for food safety, product integrity and market access purposes. NLIS was introduced by industry and enacted in State and Territory legislation. In the Northern Territory (NT), NLIS commenced on 1 July 2007, and has been operating now for over a decade. In the NT, all cattle and buffalo must have an approved NLIS device attached to their off side (right ear) before they are moved off a property, regardless of the destination. All sheep and goats must have an approved transaction tag for any movement off a property. The owner of the property must ensure all cattle or buffalo (including calves) moving off the property have an NLIS device attached to the right ear before the livestock movement begins. While calves and weaners under eight months of age do not require a brand for movement, they must have an NLIS device. Livestock that were born on the property of origin are to have a white breeder NLIS device, cattle that were not born on the property (e.g. agistment cattle, purchased cattle, cattle in transit and strangers) and do not already have a NLIS device, must have an orange post breeder NLIS device attached prior to moving off the property. https://www.nt.gov.au/industry/agriculture/livestock/brand-and-identify-livestock/livestock-brands-in-nt