Stock (Identification and Movement) Regulations 1972



    4. Requirements relating to various means of branding

    (1) Where goats or sheep are branded by means of a firebrand, the letters and numeral shall be not less than 25 millimetres in height.

    (2) Where sheep, goats or camelids are branded by means of a tattoo

    (a) the letters and numeral shall be placed in the left or near ear of male sheep, goats or camelids and in the right or off ear of female sheep, goats or camelids; and

    (b) each tattoo letter and numeral shall not be less than 6 millimetres nor greater than 25 millimetres in height.

    (3) A person must not brand a sheep, goat or camelid by means of an eartag unless

    (a) the person is, or is acting on behalf of, the owner of the animal; and

    (b) the colour of the eartag is

    (i) if the animal is being branded on the property of birth approved by the Registrar for the year in which the tag is applied; or

    (ii) if the animal is being branded on any other property of origin pink.

    (4) Subject to subregulation (4a), where sheep, goats or camelids are branded by means of an eartag

    (a) the eartag shall be an eartag that has been manufactured in accordance with subregulation (3) of this regulation and regulation 4A; and

    (b) the eartag shall be clearly impressed with the letters and numeral of the registered brand and shall be placed in the left or near ear of a male sheep, goat or camelid and in the right or off ear of a female sheep, goat or camelid.

    (4a) Where sheep, goats and camelids are branded by means of an eartag under subregulation (3)(b)(ii) the eartag is to be placed in the right or off ear of a male sheep, goat or camelid and in the left or near ear of a female sheep, goat or camelid.

    (5) Where sheep are branded by means of a woolbrand

    (a) each letter and numeral whether upright or horizontal shall be not less than 75 millimetres in height or length as the case may be, and shall be spaced not less than 20 millimetres from any adjacent letter or numeral and the overall size of any wool brand shall be not less than 175 millimetres by 75 millimetres;

    (b) the device used to impress the woolbrand shall be capable of producing a legible and permanent brand; and

    (c) the woolbrand shall be placed on the wool of the sheep between the withers and the rump and across, or parallel and as close as practicable to, the backbone.

    (6) In this regulation

    }property of origin~, in relation to a sheep, goat or camelid that is being branded, means a property that has the property identification code specified in the register in relation to the brand.

    [Regulation 4 amended in Gazette 14 Sep 1973 p. 3478; 17 Jan 1986 p. 232; 2 May 1995 p. 1652; 14 Jun 2005 p. 2620.]



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