The National Livestock Identification System for cattle (NLIS Cattle) allows all cattle movements to be traced from birth to slaughter.
Within the system, beef and dairy cattle producers have two primary responsibilities. Firstly, they must identify cattle born on their home properties with an NLIS-approved device before they leave their property of birth. Secondly, in property-to-property transfers, they have the responsibilities of reporting animal movements between properties with different property identification codes (PICs) on the NLIS database.
This Primefact discusses these producer responsibilities.