TFGA announces eID survey for sheep and goat producers

31 August 2022

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31 August 2022

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA), in collaboration with the Tasmanian Government, is currently undertaking the Investigation into the introduction of electronic identification devices (eIDs) for sheep and goats in Tasmania project. This project is funded through the $1 million Tasmanian Government commitment to support the development of the red meat industry.

The TFGA have released today a survey seeking input from sheep and goat producers to aid the investigation. Producers are invited to complete a short online survey to provide their views on the introduction of electronic ear tags as well as information regarding any current use of electronic ear tags in sheep enterprises. The survey is being conducted by independent consultants, Lee Beattie and Warren Straw, and all feedback collected will be confidential and reported back to industry anonymously.

The results of this survey will help shape the outcomes of this project and help to determine how the industry will move forward with sheep and goat traceability. “The importance of livestock traceability has been central to discussions on how Tasmania, and Australia, would respond to potential biosecurity outbreaks. This survey will be critical to informing both industry and government consideration of the best approach to improving traceability in the sheep and goat sectors and I would consider everyone involved in the industry to complete the survey.” said TFGA CEO, Hugh Christie.

Further information about the survey and the investigation can be obtained from Elle Davis (TFGA) via email at or from Lee Beattie via email at

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