Note:  Our Trading Hours for Eartag and Stockbrand office: 8:00-16:00

Rest of Meatboard 7:30-16:30.  Lunch hour for all offices: 12:45-14:00

IDENTIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK GUIDELINES

The identification of livestock is prescribed by the Animal Identification Regulations in terms of the Animal Health Act (Act 01 of 2011)

Identification of cattle

  • Owners of cattle must ensure that each animal is identified by means of the approved device in the prescribed manner (primary RFID tag in the left ear, and secondary visual tag in the right ear) (Guidelines for cattle identification and marketing)
  • Calves must be tagged no later than 6 months after the date of birth OR before the calves leave the establishment where it was born, whichever is sooner.
  • A person who fails to comply with the provision of the Regulations commits an offence.
  • Official cattle ear tags are distributed by the Meat Board of Namibia and can be obtained directly at the Meat Board head office, ordered at agents, ordered via e-mail or via NamLITS online. 

Identification of sheep and goats

  • Owners of sheep and goats must ensure that each animal is identified by means of the approved device (ear tag) or method (ear tattoo).
  • Lambs and kids must be tagged no later than 3 months after the date of birth OR before the lambs / kids leave the establishment where they were born, whichever is sooner.
  • A person who fails to comply with the provision of the Regulations commits an offence.
  • Approved tags for group identification of small stock currently are: Plastic ALLFLEX MINI SHEEP TAG and ALLFLEX BUTTON SHEEP TAG, or aluminium BESTAG, CONTI TAG and KAMTAG.
  • All sheep and goats destined for export RSA shall have officially approved ear tags. No animals will be eligible for export without the required official ear tags. The Ear Tags are currently available only at the Meat Board of Namibia and can be ordered via email or NamLITS online.

Identification of pigs

  • Owners of pigs must ensure that each animal is identified by means of the approved method (ear tattoo).
  • Piglets must be identified no later than 3 months after the date of birth OR before the piglets leave the establishment where they were born, whichever is sooner.
  • A person who fails to comply with the provision of the Regulations commits an offence.

Identification of imported animals

  • Imported animals must be tagged with an identification device within 7 days of being imported OR before the animal leaves the establishment to which it was imported, whichever is sooner.

Central data base

  • All cattle and imported animals must be registered on the central data base.
  • All small stock for export should be registered on the central database by 1st September 2017.

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