Livestock and poultry

Running livestock or chooks on small acreage can be a rewarding way to use the land you have. However, with this opportunity comes the responsibility to understand:

  • your animals' needs - water, nutrition, welfare
  • diseases that may impact your stock and how to prevent this
  • your legal requirements with regards with buying, selling and moving livestock.

Anyone who keeps livestock in NSW is required by law to obtain a Property Identification Code (PIC). Even if you keep livestock as pets, you must have a PIC. This is a requirement regardless of whether the livestock are moved or not.

Find out more about PICs here, including how to get one.

Livestock management resources

Click on the animals below for the relevant information.

Managing animals

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Every Bit Counts Small Landholders horses

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Sheep and goats

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Other animals

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