Mandatory EID Tagging Subsidiary – January 1 2017

With the introduction of mandatory EID Tagging requirements in sheep and goats born in Victoria from 1st January 2017 the State government has announced a subsidiary package for a limited number of dollars be made available to producers so that you can purchase equipment needed to upgrade your systems.

Here is a brief outline of what can be claimed:

Eligible optional infrastructure ·  Wand and panel readers

·  Weighing equipment with EID reader fittings

·  Manual drafting crates with EID reader fittings

·  Lamb marking cradles with EID reader fittings

·  Software to collect and manage performance data and/or to record movements on the NLIS database

·  Magazine tag applicators (if included as part of an application)

Exclusions ·  Auto-drafter

·  Computers, laptops, phones and tablets

·  Electronic NLIS (Sheep) tags

Maximum funding available Up to $3,000
Level of co-funding required Applicants must fund a minimum of 50 per cent of costs.
Who can apply? Sheep and goat producers operating in Victoria.
Conditions of funding Successful applicants need to report against agreed milestones.

Below are the forms needed to apply for the subsidy – and a list from Gallagher as to the cost of each item to give you an idea.

If you have any questions or just need some assistance with an application – drop us a line!

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