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The system relies on you
Traceability pays and safeguards your industry
The NLIS (pigs) enhances Australia’s ability to maintain market access and helps to quickly contain a major food safety or disease incident. NLIS allows animals to be tracked from property of birth to slaughter, for biosecurity, food safety, product integrity and market access purposes.
Have you got an active PIC? Contact your nearest Local Land Services (LLS) or phone 1300 795 299.
Order NLIS ear tags from your local rural supplier:
Use only an NLIS tag on pigs <25 kg and use swine brand (preferred) or an NLIS tag on pigs >25 kg
Visit the PigPass database to register. Helpdesk phone 1800 001 458 (8.30 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach NLIS tags just prior to movement to minimise possibility of lost tags.
It is illegal to remove tags from a pig until it is being processed at an abattoir.
Pigs can have only one ‘breeder’ tag, but more than one ‘post-breeder’ tag.
Use a swine brand for pigs > 25kg:
Complete a PigPass NVD online up to 5 days before the movement, or in hard copy using a PigPass NVD book. If using hard copy, keep the original pink carbon copy and give 2 copies (white and green) to the transporter.
The transporter keeps the green copy and hands the white copy to the receiver. If using an electronic NVD then all copies will be the colour paper you print on. Make sure you print 3 copies, one for your own records and 2 to give to the transporter.
Print 3 copies of PigPass NVD:
When pigs arrive on your property from another property you must record the movement onto your PIC using the serial number of the PigPass NVD. Record the movement into the PigPass database within 2 days.
Complete a transfer in 5 simple steps:
Saleyards record movements of pigs to and from their premises, and abattoirs record movements to the abattoir. Agents can assist in recording movements of pigs onto your property after a private livestock sale.
This may be either electronically or in hard copy form, as long as it is easily accessible.
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Only an ear tag
Swine brand (preferred)
An ear tag
All NLIS tags for pigs must include the NLIS logo, a letter ‘P’ inside a circle and your PIC.
Breeder tag: Attach to pigs born on the property a yellow ‘breeder’ tag in the left ear.
Post-breeder tag: Attach to pigs born on another property an orange ‘post-breeder’ tag in the right ear.
For more information or help with the PigPass database contact the PigPass Helpdesk: email email@example.com or call 1800 001 458 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.