AustraliaIn PracticeCompliance


​Compliance schemes have been implemented to manage biosecurity and food safety risks in many countries around the world.


The dramatic increase in world meat trade (300% between 1990 and 2005) is a key driver of these schemes in order to maintain/restore customer confidence in the safety of livestock products.


Some of these are mandatory schemes like those in Canada, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand and some have varying degrees of compulsory compliance such as Europe being specific to sheep and goats.


The following articles outline the basics of the NLIS scheme in Australia (National Livestock Identification System) along with a look at how leading farmers are turning the cost of complying with such schemes into an investment in more efficient and profitable farming practises.

Compliance - what you need to know

Traceability schemes ensure the maintanence of food safety standards for end consumers of the meat or milk product. As such they are vitally important to protect the national food production industries ongoing success.

Read more to understand what basic compliance means and how to extract more profit from the farm as result of fulfilling the obligations. ›

New Zealand livestock transport company helps farmers stay compliant

With traceability compliance now a part of every day New Zealand farming activity, one livestock trucking company is finding that a lot of their customers are preferring them to do the NAIT data transfer work for them.

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Cow with EID tag



13Leading Angus breeder places accurate stock identification at the heart of the operation
91Millhouse Pastoral’s Frank Pereira says like most farmers, he and wife Suzanne Wilson guesstimated stock weights. But now purely supplying the exacting Asian market, precision is key for the high-end, export operation at Romsey in Victoria’s rolling Macedon Ranges.
38Bull leasing farmer puts EID technology to good use
21A short overview on how to drive continuous improvement on sheep farms using electric fencing and weighing and EID systems.
24A combined weighing and electronic identification (EID) system is the absolute best option for farmers looking to manage their livestock performance more profitably.
57Gallagher's WEID gear is rugged, but it's brilliant simplicity makes it very user friendly.