Demonstrating electronic ID potential

AGRICULTURE Victoria is conducting on-farm workshops over the next month to demonstrate how electronic identification (EID) technology and data can be used to make better management decisions.
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Alex Paull

These workshops for sheep and goat producers will provide an opportunity to learn from independent experts about the potential uses of electronic tagging and related technology. It will also provide opportunities for local farmers to talk to the various EID equipment and software manufacturers, all in one place.

Agriculture Victoria Director of Sheep Electronic Identification Warren Straw said producers would get the opportunity to hear from other farmers already using these digital technology options in their farming systems.

“This round of workshops is the chance to see the practical and beneficial steps involved in transitioning across to electronic tagging technology,” Straw said.

“The workshops will cover a number of topics including understanding how the data can inform farm management decisions, practical ways to overcome any implementation issues, and the opportunity to learn directly from experienced fellow producers.”

The dates and locations of the workshops are:

  • Friday 7 April, Marnoo, North-West
  • Thursday 20 April, Stockyard Hill, Central
  • Thursday 27 April, Byaduk, South-West
  • Thursday 4 May, Violet Town, North-East

In addition to supporting producers through these on-farm workshops, Agriculture Victoria has established a new protocol enabling rural distributors to order electronic NLIS (Sheep) tags on behalf of their producer clients.

Producers interested in attending the workshops can get more information and register here or by calling the EID events line on 03 5761 1647.