Sheep and goat electronic identification- Question without notice
Mr O'Sullivan — My question is to the Minister for Agriculture. Minister, from 31 March electronically tagged sheep must be scanned at saleyards when moving from property to property. The Weekly Times reported last week that the government was refusing to answer questions about whether saleyards would be ready to begin scanning sheep and goats by the upcoming 31 March deadline. Minister, what contingency plans has the department put in place for saleyards or producers who are unable to meet the 31 March deadline?