You may apply for this authority if you are the person in charge of any animal on any premises. This authority gives you permission to do one or more of the following:
- attach or insert a permanent identification device
- alter a permanent identification device
- remove a permanent identification device
- attach or insert a second permanent identification device.
Livestock are uniquely identified by this device. It can
provide information on property of origin, as well as a traceable record of
where the animal has been. The device will contain the property identification
code (PIC) and national livestock identification system (NLIS) number which is
a unique number used to identify an animal within the NLIS database. Please
note that only cattle, sheep, goats are currently traced via the NLIS database.
There are different devices and requirements depending on
the animal you are tagging. Please see the Agency website for detailed
information on identification devices and application methods for cattle,
sheep, goats and pigs.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.