You must obtain this approval before you can manufacture National Livestock Identification System tags.
Section 29 of the Stock Identification Regulation 2005, states that a person must not manufacture a tag for use as an approved tag, unless
- it is of a type of approved tag provided for under section 28 of the Stock Identification Regulation 2005; and
- the chief inspector has given written approval for the person to manufacture tags of its type; and
- all conditions of the approval have been complied with. Section 30 of the Stock Identification Regulation 2005, outlines how a person may apply to the chief inspector for approval to manufacture approved tags of a stated type.
See also Part 5 (Hormonal growth promotants (HGP)) of the Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 1999.
Refer to the Department's website for information on NLIS: National Livestock Identification System.
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Definition of terms
- Approved tag
the chief inspector may, for designated stock, that are to be travelled, approve tags as mentioned below. Permanent tags: breeder tags; post breeder tags; bolus ear tags; saleyard post breeder tags; district breeder tags; district post breeder tags. Temporary tags: transaction tags; saleyard tags; HGP free tags.
The chief inspector's approval cannot be transferred.
While chief inspector has given approval for manufacture of tags
No fees payable for this registration.
The following are application requirements:
A person may apply to the chief inspector for approval to manufacture approved tags of a stated type.
The application must be written.
The chief inspector may, by notice, require the applicant to give, within a stated reasonable period, stated information to allow the chief inspector to decide the application.
If the information is not given within the period, the application is taken to have lapsed.
Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the chief inspector must decide whether to grant or refuse the approval.
If the approval is granted and it is for electronic tags for cattle, the approval is subject to the condition that the approval holder must, before supplying the tags to anyone else, give the NLIS administrator notice of
the serial number shown by the tags
the PIC of the place for which the tags are to be manufactured
the number shown by each microchip included in the tags.
The approval may be granted subject to other stated conditions.
If the chief inspector decides to refuse the approval, the chief inspector must give the applicant an information notice about the decision.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services
Legislative Support Unit
Stock Act 1915 (Queensland)
Stock Identification Regulation 2005 (Queensland)
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