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The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)

The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) ensures that lifetime movements of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats can be identified and recorded within Australia. Queensland participates in the NLIS, which is supported by Queensland legislation.

Traceability, especially lifetime traceability, is important for biosecurity purposes, including the management of disease and chemical residues.

This guide provides information for different stakeholders on NLIS devices, tagging requirements, movement records and reporting to the NLIS database.