From 1 January 2017, all sheep and goats born in Victoria will require an electronic identification tag, before leaving their property of birth. Each electronic tag is printed with a visually readable Property Identification Code (PIC) and serial number.
The new rules also apply to people owning sheep and goats kept as pets, as well as:
- Persons owning and/or managing a property on which sheep or goats are bred, agisted, reared or kept
- Persons responsible for the husbandry of sheep or goats
- Persons owning and/or managing sheep or goats moving off or onto a property at any point of the animal’s life for any reason
For more details visit http://www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/sheepEID