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To ensure tracebility of livestock, cattle, sheep, and managed goats must be identified with an NLIS (Australia's National Livestock Identification System) compliant ear tag before they leave the property on which they were born-tagged.
 
Different to cattle, which must be identified individually, sheep and goats are only required to be identified on a mob base. In practice this means that cattle need to be marked with an unique electronic ear tag, whereas all sheep or goats from a particular property can be marked with the same visual tag, which must contain either the brand of the producer or the PIC (Property IdentificationCode).
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We manage our goat herd on the base of individuals. This requires that every animal is identified with an unique code. Normally, every goat kid is ear-tagged within the first 48 hours after birth (females: left, males: right). Our brand is A8S. To identify the different generations (i.e. years), we use the colour and year code shown in the table. The year code is followed by the number of the kid born. For example, "Terry" (D022) was the 22nd kid born in 2008, or "Jill" (1460) was the 60th kid born in 2014.
  Colour Code
2008 Pink 
2009 White 
2010 Orange 
2011 Green 
2012 Purple 
2013 Yellow  13 
2014 Red  14 
2015 Blue  15 
2016 White  16 
2017 Pink  17 
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