NLIS Tags To Become Cheaper

AUSTRALIA - Five manufacturers of National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) tags have received millions in Queensland Government grants in a bid to reduce beef producers' costs.
calendar icon 8 June 2007
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Tag prices are expected to fall as the manufacturers use new technology to develop a more efficient and cheaper version of the NLIS system.

The tags are placed on the ears of cattle and provide breeding information on individual livestock.

Primary Industries Minister Tim Mulherin told State Parliament yesterday that the new tags are in response to criticisms from producers that the NLIS system is too expensive.

"One company has already reduced the price of NLIS tags by 10 cents and another has indicated it will be announcing a 60 cent drop in the price of their tags in the very near future," he said.

Source: ABC Online
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