Livestock ID to be optional for WA's producers

AS of 1 January 2022, changes to earmarking and branding regulations of sheep and cattle will come into effect in Western Australia, giving producers more choice about how their livestock is identified.

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Changes to earmarking and branding of sheep and cattle will come into effect in the new year in WA.

WA is the only state in Australia that has compulsory earmarking of sheep. Branding of cattle is still compulsory in WA, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

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