This is a guideline for agricultural shows and sporting event committees about the preferred methods for uploading information to the NLIS database for livestock exhibited and competing at NSW shows and events. This guideline also advises show societies how to record cattle and sheep in the NLIS database which are exhibited and sold to abattoirs in ‘hoof and hook’ events.
The ‘Sighted livestock’ function on the NLIS database enables cattle to be ‘sighted’ on a temporary location such as a show or sporting event without having to complete a ‘property to property’ (P2P) transfer on the NLIS database.
From 1 July 2017 show organisers or operators are responsible for notifying the NLIS database of the movement of stock to and from a show or other sporting event (i.e. a ‘stock event’ as defined in the Biosecurity (NLIS) Regulation 2017). NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the Agricultural Societies Council (ASC) can help shows and other sporting events meet the requirements of the NLIS Regulation (see Section 8).