Getting Bang for your Buck out of NLIS
Recently I have had the chance to speak at a couple of field days in both Temora and Holbrook on the topic of electronic data capture and record keeping in a beef cattle operation. This is a topic I am very passionate about; having been heavily involved in the introductory days of the cattle National Livestock Identification System (NLIS); I could see that the system had a lot more to offer than just as a traceability system for our industry.
We know that NLIS is an extremely important system for our industry, in terms of traceability, biosecurity and maintaining market access. I can also tell you first hand that our Australian NLIS system is world class – and we are defiantly leaders in this field; but many other countries have taken our lead and have also adopted electronic traceability systems.
So what is the opportunity?