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The Animal Identification Act (No. 6 of 2002) makes it compulsory for all livestock owners to register an animal identification mark with the Registrar of Animal Identification and to mark their livestock in accordance with the following rules:

  • Cattle can be tattooed from the age of one month or branded at the age of six months. They must, however, be branded by the two-tooth stage.
  • Sheep, goats and pigs must be tattooed by the age of one month.
  • Any person who acquires an animal from someone else must mark that animal with their own mark within 14 days.

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