As a sheep farmer in Australia, you’ve likely already heard about the upcoming mandatory electronic identiﬁcation (EID) sheep tagging requirements that will come into effect across all Australian states (Tasmania still pending) from January 1st, 2025.
If the thought of mandatory EID tagging brings you more apprehension than relief, you’re certainly not alone. Tim and the team at BreedELITE speak with hundreds of farmers every year from all across Australia, and the implementation of mandatory EID tagging is at the forefront of many farmers’ minds.
While mandatory EID tagging may seem like yet another additional expense right now, with the right plan from the outset and solid systems in place, the beneﬁts of this technology can far outweigh the costs.
To help get you started, understand what EID tagging is about, and most importantly how to make them work for you (turn a cost into proﬁt for your business), Tim from BreedELITE has created a FREE comprehensive guide to EID tagging for our members, which you can download here.
Inside this FREE document you’ll ﬁnd:
- An overview of the upcoming mandatory requirements for EID Sheep Tagging
- What EID Tags are and how they work
- What the beneﬁts of electronically tagging sheep are
- How to choose the right EID tagging convention for your sheep farm
- Next steps to get you and your farm prepared for mandatory EID tagging in 2025 and beyond
Tim walks you through how EID tagging can enhance your farm’s proﬁtability and investment potential, providing you with a competitive edge in the industry.
Mel Pagett, Vice-Chair of DSSA and long-term BreedELITE Sheep System customer, is a great example of how using EID and data to transform her own stud and breeding operation from something that was demanding a huge amount of constant manual effort, into a tool that drastically improved the quality and efﬁciency of her operation. She’s a big advocate for EID and using data for your business and commercial advantage.
As Mel says:
“Before BreedELITE, we had all the gear and all the tech, but we weren’t where we wanted to be performance-wise. We should’ve been succeeding, but it was too hard to go any further.
Because of BreedELITE, we now have more purpose and more time. Everything is so simple and streamlined, as opposed to other systems we’ve used. BreedELITE makes everything a lot easier, it’s not clunky – it has huge beneﬁts!
As a breeder, to have a software company that’s happy to listen to your needs, and add to the Program as a result, is a huge win for us. It makes what we do more useful and we have more purpose, it’s really exciting.
I feel like there’s so many more options that are open for us, it’s the start of big things to come. It’s really exciting we have this ability with BreedELITE, it’s opened so many doors. The future is very exciting for us, BreedELITE and agriculture in Australia.”
The BreedELITE Sheep System was established in 2015 with the sole purpose of helping Sheep Breeders remove the headaches that are inherent with Data, EID’s and Technology, whether just starting out or feeling stuck along their journey.
After developing a pedigree and performance recording software speciﬁcally for Sheep Breeders that drastically simpliﬁed the process of collecting and managing data, Tim & the team identiﬁed that the key thing holding Sheep Breeders back was the complication of getting software and tech to work together, and then actually using the data to make decisions.
Turning technology from something that is accepted as the hard part of the job, to something that opens the doors of opportunity, BreedELITE is now working with hundreds of Stud and Commercial Breeders across Australia, including many of the industry leaders.