Buying and selling pigs: NLIS Pigs


The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia’s stock identification and traceability system that links animals with their property of origin and traces their movements.

Traceability is crucial to prevent the uncontrolled spread of exotic disease and to maintain market access.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • What does this mean to me?
  • What is a PIC?
  • How do I correctly identify my pigs?
  • Pig movement documents
  • Recording pig movements
  • NLIS exemptions
  • Penalties


Primefact PUB21/247 First Edition

Published: May 2021