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Sheep and goat eID device rebate is now open for producers

Applications for the electronic identification (eID) device rebate are now open.

South Australian sheep and farmed goat producers can now apply for a rebate on eligible eID tags purchased between 1 January - 31 December 2023.

Livestock SA welcomes the opening of the 2023 device rebate scheme – many producers tagged this year’s breeding stock with eID devices in preparation for the transition to mandatory sheep and goat eID.

Government assistance is important to ensure a successful transition to the new traceability system arrangements that were collectively mandated by governments last year, particularly with the recent downturn in sheep and goat prices.

The eID Device Rebate offers a 50% rebate up to a cap of $0.95 (GST exclusive) on the purchase price of each 2023 year of birth NLIS accredited eID tag.

The rebate is part of the Government of South Australia’s support package to assist with the national transition to eID. Under the new traceability system, sheep and farmed goats born on or after 1 January 2025 will need to be tagged before leaving their property of birth.

What is the criteria?

To be eligible for the eID Device Rebate, you must:

  • be a South Australian sheep or farmed goat producer
  • have an active property identification code (PIC) and be registered with PIRSA
  • provide proof of payment for the purchase of eligible eID tags.

Eligible devices must:

  • be NLIS accredited eID breeder tags for sheep and goats
  • be the correct year-of-birth colour for 2023 (sky blue)
  • have been purchased between 1 January - 31 December 2023.

How can I apply?

Visit the PIRSA website to read the guidelines and complete the online application form. Applications close 5 pm (ACST) 30 April 2024.

More information

Find out more about SA's transition to sheep and goat eID.

We look forward to the details for the other elements of the stage 1 transition funding, such as 2024 and 2025 eID device discounts and essential infrastructure assistance, being announced soon.

Published: 5 October 2023

Industry Development:

Sheep & Goat Traceability