Approved tags must be applied to cattle,goats, pigs and sheep before sale or transport to another property.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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; goat tattoos; pig brands; pig ear tags. Temporary tags: transaction tags; saleyard tags; HGP free tags.
means a unique property identification code.
Tags cannot be transferred
No fees are payable for this approval.
Contact Biosecurity Queensland for a list of suppliers of approved tags. Costs apply to tags and equipment.
A buyer must not buy a rumen bolus, unless it is supplied together with a bolus ear tag.
A buyer must not buy a bolus ear tag, unless it is supplied together with a rumen bolus.
Information on correct usage of tags is available from Biosecurity Queensland.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Animal Biosecurity and Welfare
Stock Act 1915 (Queensland)
Stock Identification Regulation 2005 (Queensland)
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