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The ability to trace individual sheep and goats through the supply chain is critical to maintain the product integrity, market advantages and emergency disease response capability for the livestock industry. The current visual mob-based system has worked effectively in the past, but improvements are now needed.

To address these concerns, in July 2022 national, state and territory agriculture ministers agreed to work with industry towards mandatory implementation of national individual identification for sheep and goats in each jurisdiction by 1 January 2025.

Livestock SA is leading a project into mandatory sheep and goat traceability, which is funded by the Sheep Industry Fund and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA.

To ensure any national frameworks meet our state requirements we need you to complete the questions below to inform our state decision-making.

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Sheep & Goat Traceability News & Updates

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Media Release Sheep & Goat Traceability


Livestock SA reaffirms sheep and goat eID principles

As the national process to transition to individual sheep and goat traceability through electronic identification...
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News Sheep & Goat Traceability


Co-design the National Agricultural Traceability Implementation Plan

Australia is looking to enhance our national agricultural traceability. We want to: bring value-added economic...
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Submission Sheep & Goat Traceability


Draft National Agricultural Traceability Strategy (2023–2033)

Livestock SA understands the purpose of the National Agricultural Traceability Strategy (the Strategy) is to...
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Media Release Sheep & Goat Traceability


Sheep & Goat Traceability Survey

Consultation is underway to find the best solution for individual sheep and goat traceability for...
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