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Australia: Goat and sheep producers question state gov's eID package scheme

Goat Meat
Lamb
Meat
Australia
Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Queensland goat and sheep producers are concerned about the incentives offered by the state government for the mandatory national roll out of eID tags in sheep and goats from next year. The government's $6.34 million funding package, which includes a 50% rebate for producers, saleyards, and meat processors to help with the cost of eID readers and devices, is seen as insufficient, especially for large operations. Producers, such as Lindsay and Carol Godfrey, have also raised concerns about the fragility of the readers, the potential for eID tags to be lost due to rough terrain and wild dogs, and question whether the government fully understands the cost of tagging thousands of livestock.
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Lisa Bailey, Rockhampton, Lindsay and Carol Godfrey, Tinnenburra Pastoral Co, Cunnamulla, and Michael Stanford, north west of Roma. Pictures: Ben Harden Queensland goat and sheep producers have expressed concern about the incentives offered by the Queensland government ahead of the mandatory national roll out of eID tags in sheep and goats from next year. Earlier this week, the state government announced a $6.34 million funding package for the mandatory national roll out of eID tags in sheep and goats. The $6.34m investment will provide a 50 per cent sliding scale rebate to producers and different sized saleyards and meat processors to help with the cost of the mandatory eID readers and eID devices The package includes a 50 per cent rebate up to $1600 per PIC for producers, 50 per cent rebate from $2500 to $65,000 for saleyards, 50pc rebates from $2500 to $85,000 for processors and a 50 pc rebate up to $1600 for Queensland livestock agents and show society sub chambers. Queensland ...
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