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Awareness campaign on the appropriate use of cattle ear tags, stock brands & guidance to registering on NamLITS Online

Officials from the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) in collaboration with the Meat Board of Namibia will be carrying out a “NamLITS and stock brand awareness campaign”. The campaign which is scheduled to occur as from the 17th July to the 31st October 2023 will be done to raise awareness and educate farmers on the appropriate use of cattle ear tags, stock brands as well as provide guidance on how to register on NamLITS Online.

The campaign was prompted by the high number of stock brands registered on the NamLITS database which are not in use and outdated livestock related information. In an effort to address the above mentioned issues, registered stock brands that have not been in use for two (2) years or more will be deactivated in line with the Stock brands Act, Act 24 of 1995.

According to a press release that was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Land Reform (MAWLR), officials from the Meat Board and the Directorate of Veterinary services will be visiting all the regions to engage with livestock farmers and the regional authorities. Dedicated stations will also be deployed in each regions to assist livestock farmers with updating stock brands, ear tags and livestock related information on the NamLITS.

For further details on the upcoming campaign; farmers and the public can reach out to NamLITS offices in Windhoek (+26 461 208 342) / Ondangwa (+264 65 240 833) and the Meat Board of Namibia (FAN Meat Office) (+264 61 275 844).