NLIS ear tag compliance issues affect re-homing of flood affected cattle

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By Jamie Brown
Updated May 3 2022 - 1:52am, first published April 28 2022 - 8:00pm
Manager of the council-owned Northern rivers Livestock Exchange at Casino, Brad Willis, with cattle that have survived the floods but whose owners cannot be found because they refused to adopt NLIS ear tags, ear markings or branding.

A large number of cattle found to have survived the great floods have no tags or markings to indicate an owner, and as murky waters recede, the problem of re-homing these stoic creatures has exposed a compliance problem within the National Livestock Identification System.

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Jamie Brown

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