Local Land Services are key partners in Australia's National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), the national traceability system for cattle, sheep and goats.
Under the scheme, movements of cattle, sheep and goats (and, in the future, pigs) between properties with different Property Identification Codes (PICs) are recorded on a national database.
Local Land Services allocates PICs and keeps a register of PIC allocations.
Information on accredited tags for cattle, sheep and goats is available on the Meat and Livestock Australia website.
Recording stock movement
Access the NLIS database via the NLIS website.
More information about NLIS policy and legislation can be found on the NSW Department of Primary Industries website.
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