Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford tags a lamb

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford tags a lamb


(uplifting music) – [Narrator] Here we are, in, just near Ballan in western Victoria. What we’re doing today
(lambs bleating) is marking another really
significant milestone in the history of Victorian agriculture. We’ve been applying
(lambs bleating) new electronic tags
(lambs bleating) to some very recently born lambs, as part of what is a
really big initiative: 17 million dollar programme to transition Victorian sheep and goats
to electronic tagging. 2017’s a really big year,
(lambs bleating) officially commencing with
the reform in January, but really right through this year we’ll be working with
producers, with abattoirs, with, really, everyone
in the supply chain. We’re gonna have vastly
better traceability than we’ve had,
(lambs bleating) great for managing disease, but also there’ll be some real benefits for our agricultural industry, for individual farmers
who wanna take advantage of much better information
about their flock as well. – Our biosecurity system
needs to be strong because it is, of course, essential for our domestic market it’s essential for our industry, but it is the key to the
door to these export markets, and that’s all really important. Then there are all those other benefits. There’ll be benefits for people who wanna take this information and provide it to managing
their farm business, there’ll be benefits for abattoirs, who wanna be changing the way
(lambs bleating) that they’re operating as well. Ultimately, I don’t think it’s gonna be that far down the road, where consumers are gonna be
able to scan their lamb chops and see exactly where they
came from if they want to. And we’ll be ready for that.

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