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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Own livestock? Make sure you register them today

Cessnock City is encouraging those who own livestock in the Cessnock LGA (Local Government Area) to register their animals with council.

The Livestock Registration System is free, simple to use and will ensure that in the event stock escape they can be returned home quickly and safely.

Cessnock City Council’s principal ranger Jason Mullee is reminding owners to use the register after a number of incidents where livestock have escaped but are not registered.

“Over the past month, we have been called out numerous times to attend sites were livestock have cleverly escaped,” he said.

“When the animals aren’t registered or tagged it can be hard to locate the owner and, sometimes, we are unable to do this.”

Whether you own alpacas, cattle, goats, horses, llamas, ostriches, sheep or swine, council invites residents to register their stock to assist rangers in returning straying stock safely. Simply complete the online form on council’s website.

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