A statewide focus on sheep and goat identification and movement documentation has been engaged after increasing incidences of non-compliance at saleyards and abattoirs.
Livestock SA chief executive Andrew Curtis said PIRSA inspectors would be monitoring transactions to be sure all processes were meeting requirements under the NLIS system.
“We understand that PIRSA inspectors will be checking the tagging of sheep and National Vendor Declarations for accuracy and completion, with a strong focus on non-vendor bred consignments,” Mr Curtis said.
Non-compliance penalties range from $375 fines through to prosecution.
The focus will continue until June 30 – visit www.livestocksa.org.au