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Katherine rural review



Katherine rural review


Northern Territory. Department of Primary Industry and Resources


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DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES Page 22 of 27 Animal Health Newsletter Brands, National Livestock Identification System and waybills in the Northern Territory Brands Under the Northern Territory (NT) Livestock Act 2011, a NT registered brand is required on all cattle prior to being moved off their property of origin, unless they are under eight months of age. Brands can be used on horses, buffalo and camels, but it is not compulsory. The NT Livestock Act 2011 and associated Regulations uses a three-letter brand system, where one letter must be the letter T, and a distinctive (symbol) brand system. Branding is a clear way of identifying ownership of stock. In any proceedings, proof that an animal is branded in accordance with the provisions of the Livestock Act with a registered brand is prima facie proof that the animal is the property of the owner of the registered brand. It is important to note that National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) devices do not constitute proof of ownership. Cross-branding Cross-branding of cattle after purchase is not mandatory in the Northern Territory: however, if livestock are not cross branded, it provides no legal claim to purchased stock. Purchased cattle need to be cross-branded correctly to provide evidence of ownership. The Livestock Regulations clearly stat that: 1. the first brand applied to livestock must be in the position described on the Certificate of Registration for the brand 2. each subsequent brand applied to livestock may be in any other position, where there is sufficient space, specified in Schedule 2 3. a person commits an offence if the person applies a registered brand to livestock in a position other than is required or permitted by sub-regulation (1) or (2) A brand should not be applied over an old brand. It is an offence to place a brand on the cheek. Brands Sale of a property While the sale of a property may include the stock, the brand cannot be sold to the new owners. Options for brands after the sale of a property are as follows: 1. If an agreement is made in the sale contract to transfer the brand to the new owners, an application to Transfer Brand must be lodged with the Registrar. 2. If the registered owner of the brand no longer wishes to use the brand, it may be cancelled. An Application for Cancellation of Brand must be lodged with the Registrar. 3. If registered owner of the brand wishes to keep the brand, but move it to a new property, a Request to Change of Run must be lodged with the Registrar, together with original certificate/s for amending. If not the registered owner of new property, Owners Permission to Use Run form is required and must be lodged with the Registrar.

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