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Katherine rural review



Katherine rural review


Northern Territory. Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries


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Date:2012-11; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




Agriculture; Northern Territory; Katherine; Periodicals; Animal industry; Rural industries; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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Katherine rural review


no. 311

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Page 14 of 20 Katherine Rural Review, Issue 311 For the movement of cattle in the NT there are certain requirements that need to be completed. These requirements are used for the identification and tracing of livestock. These systems provide whole-of-life identification that enables individual animals to be tracked from property of birth to slaughter for food safety, product integrity and market access purposes. Failure to meet these requirements is an offence under the Livestock Act or Regulations and penalties may occur. NT Waybills 1. A completed Waybill (white copy) must be given to the person in charge of the livestock before the journey begins. 2. If there are livestock in the consignment that you are not the owner of, a second Waybill must be issued for those cattle. 3. The pink copy of the completed Waybill must be sent to the Department within 28 days. Importing livestock 1. All imported livestock must be issued with a NT Health Certificate before entering the NT. National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) - The NLIS device is not proof of ownership 1. Approved NLIS devices are registered to that property only and must be purchased by the property owner or have owners permission to purchase. 2. Approved NLIS devices must only be applied to livestock on the property that the devices are registered to. 3. All livestock leaving the property must be identified with the appropriate NLIS device registered to the property. a. Breeder devices (white) must be applied to livestock born on the property. b. Post Breeder devices (orange) must be applied to livestock which were not born on the property and do not have a NLIS device already attached. 4. It is the responsibility of the receiver to complete the NLIS transfer onto their PIC and that the transfer is completed on the NLIS database within 48 hours. 5. If a NLIS device is attached to livestock another NLIS device must not be applied. 6. A person must not tamper with a NLIS device. 7. A person must not remove a NLIS device from any livestock unless authorised by an Inspector. Branding 1. Determines proof of livestock ownership. 2. A Brand is registered for use on the property that is identified on the brand certificate only. 3. All livestock 8 months and older must be branded with a legible brand before departing the property. 4. When you brand livestock it is optional to apply a registered earmark. 5. The earmark is for quick identification to a producer only and not proof of ownership. 6. If an animal has an earmark then there must be a brand on the livestock. 7. Livestock can only have one earmark applied. 8. Cross branding of purchased livestock is optional and it is owners decision. 9. Cattle ownership disputes or theft are a police matter. NT Contacts Regional Livestock Biosecurity Officers Katherine Region: Greg Scott (RLBO) Ph: 8973 9754 | Fax: 8973 9759 | M: 0418 895 084 www.nt.gov.au/d/animalhealth http://pic.primaryindustry.nt.gov.au www.nt.gov.au/d/nlis Livestock Producer Assurance (LPA) 1. The National Vendor Declaration/Waybill (NVD) is an industry market requirement. 2. NVD books are purchased through the LPA and not from the Department. LPA Contacts: LPA Hotline Ph: 1800 683 111 | Email: lpa@mla.com.au NT Cattle Movement Requirements NT Fact Sheet last updated: 1 September 2012

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