The definition of harvested goats in the NLIS Business Rules is ‘a goat that has been captured from a wild state, that has not been born as a result of a managed breeding program, and has not been subjected to any animal husbandry procedure or treatment’
The NLIS Monitoring Committee (state regulators) has requested that the definition has a maximum number of days included from point of capture to requiring an NLIS tag and has suggested the addition of the following: ‘nor otherwise kept in a domestic or captive situation on the property of capture for any longer than 10 days’.
The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) has received feedback that 10 days to harvest, aggregate, market and offload the goats from remote areas is not long enough (especially when it is dependent on transport company and processing availability).
GICA is seeking your feedback/input on what is an achievable amount of time from point of capture to offload before requiring an NLIS tag. GICA also welcomes any other feedback or comments that you may have regarding rangeland goats.