Cattle and bison: biosecurity requirements
There are rules you must follow for identifying and moving cattle and related livestock into, around and out of the Northern Territory (NT).
Property identification code
You must have a NT property identification code (PIC) for your property if you keep cattle or bison on your property, regardless of the size of your property, the number of livestock you have, or if they are pets.
Identifying and branding animals
All cattle over eight months old must be branded before they are moved off a property.
There are livestock movement rules for cattle and bison being moved around, into, out of, and through the NT.
You must be aware of and comply with the rules so that livestock are moved according to disease control and animal welfare requirements.
Read more about livestock welfare and land transport standards.
If you have any questions about the biosecurity rules for cattle and bison contact a livestock biosecurity officer.
Last updated: 13 April 2022
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