importance to produers
So they can keep track of how many they have and where they are on the farm
So they can keep tack of what animals are coming or going.
So they now what animals are ick or not.
The national animal identification system. It is a system that helps farmers to have the capacity to rapidly identify all animals & premises that have had direct contact with a disease. N.A.I.S consist of 3 components ~
1. Premises (or site) id
Types of sheep identification
Tattoo - permanent
Paint brands- temporary
Scrapie tags- permanent , semi permanent
Electronic id- permanent and semi permanent
Ear notching - both
Nose prints & retina- both
Chalk, &spray -temporary