NLIS Assessed Through Cattle Tracing Exercise

AUSTRALIA - The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) will be put under the microscope next week, with a simulation exercise to trace the movement of 300 head of cattle.
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On Tuesday, 300 tags will be randomly selected from all sections of the production chain, to assess how the system rates against national performance standards.

Safemeat spokesman Ed Klim says the trial will be conducted by the states and will show up any weaknesses.

"Because the system's only been mandatory for 18 months or so, not all movement would have been recorded at this stage, we know that because it wasn't mandatory," he said.

"So it's really a case of seeing how does it work at this stage and what else can we do to improve it."

Source: ABCRural
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