Further funding to support NSW saleyards transitioning to sheep and goat eID

Griffith Saleyards

The NSW Government has committed a further $1.4 million to support eligible saleyards in their preparations for Sheep & Goat electronic identification (eID).

The NSW Government previously announced a $38 million support package for producers, agents, saleyards and processors. This package supported the industry-wide transition and implementation of NSW’s robust biosecurity measures.

Round one of the NSW Sheep and Goat eID Infrastructure Rebate saw 30 applications received, and $5 million approved for saleyards, out of the Saleyards funding stream. This has supported the delivery of vital eID infrastructure that is right now being rolled out in saleyards across the state.

The NSW Government remains committed to working closely with saleyard operators and owners to facilitate a smooth transition towards eID implementation.

This additional funding will allow saleyards to ensure that their eID infrastructure is fit for purpose before the implementation of mandatory eID on January 1 2025.

Our farmers’ export price premium is underpinned by our biosecurity standards. The rollout of sheep and goat eID will protect our export markets and our flocks.

The grant will open Monday, 29 April 2024 and closes Monday, 3 June 2024.

Previous saleyard applicants from the recent Sheep and Goat eID Infrastructure Rebate Scheme are encouraged to sign up to the Sheep and Goat eID newsletter to receive further updates.

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