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NSW lashes Victorian Government over sheep tagging

NSW Farmers has rejected suggestions that electronic tags for sheep and goats should be implemented on a national level.

This follows an announcement last week by the Victorian Government that sheep and goats born after 1 January 2017 will need an electronic tag in Victoria.

NSW Farmers is bitterly disappointed at this decision which we believe will saddle farmers with new layers of regulation that will increases costs.

We are pleased to see the federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce express the same concerns. The day the Victorian Government made its announcement to implement electronic tagging, Mr Joyce released a statement saying the new system amounts to a tax on sheep producers and adds an unnecessary cost burden.

The current national mob-based system is tailored to the behaviour and volume of sheep and goats. NSW has shown that it is more than possible to improve this mob-based National Livestock Identification System, which is considered to be at the forefront of international livestock traceability systems.

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