What you need to know about mandatory Sheep EID tagging in Victoria

We've had many queries recently about the Victorian Government's sheep and goat EID tagging regulations - and the government 'Transition Package' support being offered to producers, stock agents, transporters, EID scanning contractors and other industry groups.

In response to these queries, we've outlined the following information to help customers navigate the elements involved in the new tagging regulations:

EID roll-out and "Transition Package" overview

The table below shows the timeline for implementation of the new mandatory EID regulations as well as information on the Transition Package funding assistance available for different groups.

Transition Package funding applications are open now.

Transition Package Documents

Useful "Transition Package" documents for Producers and other groups

The links below bring you directly to Agriculture Victoria Word and PDF files related to Transition Package funding.
Please remember to visit the Agriculture Victoria websitefor the latest updates and documents available.

Transition Package Application Forms

The Word.doc files linked below are the application forms for funding assistance under the Transition Package

Other Documents

  • Transition Package - Phased Implementation Timeline
    This document outlines the key dates and deadlines applicable for funding applications and the eventual roll-out of the scheme from 2017-2019.
  • Transition Package Standards
    This document provides a more in-depth look at the standards of the new mandatory EID tagging regulations - provided on a sector-by-sector basis.
  • Transition Package Funding Scenarios
    This document gives examples of how different sectors - e.g. producers / livestock transporters / livestock agents - can apply for and benefit from the Transition Package, plus their respective eligibility criteria.
  • Transition Package Summary
    This document summarizes the 'Transition Package' support funding available from Agriculture Victoria including eligible products that are available for funding and other eligibility criteria.
  • Transition Package - Funding Application Guidelines
    This document offers a more detailed look at how different sectors within the sheep/goat production industry are eligible for funding and how they can apply for it.
  • EID Frequently Asked Questions
    This document addresses some of the main questions raised by the new EID tagging scheme

Did you know?Transition Package funding application deadlines differ from group to group.


Gallagher EID Products + product bundles for Transition Package assistance

This PDF highlights the Gallagher range of EID products which are eligible for applications for funding assistance at this stage. Click the image or the link below to view or download this document.

Gallagher product list mandatory EID

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Did you know?
The Dashboard Lite phone app and Animal Performance Software (APS) fall under the 'software' category for funding assistance in the Transition Package.

Who you can call for more help?

Please Contact your local Gallagher Territory Manager for advice as to best products for your enterprise and how we can assist with post purchase training or integration.

Hamish Burr
Mobile 0425 708 447

Justin Brown
Mobile 0425 718 480

Nick Browne
Mobile 0427 316 252

Western Victoria
Girard Williams
Mobile 0429 842 575

North East Victoria
Brendan Ryan
Mobile 0428 699 679

AgVic EID workshops for Producers

Agriculture Victoria is conducting workshops in north-west Victoria during February to assist sheep and goat producers with the adoption of electronic identification.

All sheep and most breeds of goats born in Victoria from 1 January 2017 require an electronic NLIS (Sheep) tag before they leave their property of birth.

Workshops will run for approximately 2 hours and registrations are required.

View EID Workshop Schedules.

Or for more information on how the new rules may apply to you - call Agriculture Victoria 1800 678 779
or email EID.support@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

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