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What do I need to market my animals?

The following needs to be in place in order to market your livestock:

  1. Register for a stock brand.
  2. Link your stock brand to a farm at your local state vet office.
  3. If you already own livestock, brand the livestock with the stock brand registered to your name AND
  4. Tag your livestock with the official ear tags. (In the case of sheep and goats, only a tag displaying your registered brand is required)
  5. Complete the animal registration cards with the ear tag numbers and hand in at your local state veterinary office within 14 days of tagging.
  6. Cattle MUST be registered on the central database in order to be marketed.
  7. If you do not already own livestock, determine where you will buy your livestock from and obtain a movement permit from your local state vet office for the movement of the livestock to your farm. THEN
  8. Brand the livestock with the brand registered to your name. The livestock should already be tagged in order for the seller to be able to sell livestock to you. The tag number remains with the animal for its entire lifetime (like an ID).
  9. Return the movement permit to your local state veterinary office in order for the cattle to be registered to your brand.
  10. Register as a producer at the Meat Board of Namibia. You are now set to legally keep and sell your livestock.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN ONLY BUY CATTLE EAR TAGS ONCE YOU HAVE A REGISTERED STOCK BRAND AND YOUR STOCK BRAND HAS BEEN LINKED TO A FARM AT YOUR LOCAL STATE VETERINARIAN OFFICE.

Marketing livestock at an abattoir:

  1. Enquire from your local state veterinarian OR directly from NamLITS Online (www.namlits.com) whether livestock were resident on your farm for the minimum period of 40 days.
  2. Contact the abattoir to which you want to sell your livestock in order to obtain a slaughter date as well as a supplier number.
  3. Make sure all the animals you want to sell are branded and tagged as per regulation.
  4. Obtain a movement permit from your local state veterinary office within 7 days of which you have to move your livestock to the abattoir. (Please note that movement permits can be post-dated and are only valid for 7 days)

Marketing livestock at an auction:

  1. Enquire from your local state veterinarian OR directly from NamLITS Online whether livestock were resident on your farm for the minimum period of 40 days.
  2. Contact the agent / auctioneer to which you want to sell your livestock in order to reserve a place.
  3. Make sure all the animals you want to sell are branded and tagged as per regulation.
  4. Obtain a movement permit from your local state veterinary office within 7 days of which you have to move your livestock to the auction. (Please note that movement permits can be post-dated and are only valid for 7 days)

Marketing livestock privately:

  1. Make sure all the animals you want to sell are branded and tagged as per regulation.
  2. Obtain a movement permit from your local state veterinary office within 7 days of which you want to sell your livestock. (Please note that movement permits can be post-dated and are only valid for 7 days)

IN ALL INSTANCES, LIVESTOCK MUST BE BRANDED, TAGGED AND REGISTERED ON THE CENTRAL DATABASE IN ORDER TO MARKET.

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