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What are NLIS devices and when must they be used?

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What are NLIS devices and when must they be used?

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There are two types of NLIS devices endorsed for the permanent identification of cattle. They are known as Breeder devices and Post-breeder devices. • NLIS Breeder devices are white and are used by a breeder to permanently identify cattle before they leave their property of birth. • NLIS Post-breeder devices are orange and are used to permanently identify cattle that have left their property of birth and are not already identified with a Breeder device. NLIS devices are stamped with the NLIS logo and the words ‘ Do not remove’. Cattle only need to be permanently identified once, either with a Breeder device or a Post-breeder device. If cattle you buy are already identified with an NLIS device, do not attach a second NLIS device. Breeder devices and Post-breeder devices contain a microchip (transponder) encoded with a unique unalterable number that can be accurately read electronically in a fraction of a second with a suitable reader. Another unique number, known as the NLIS number, is

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