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Book - Authorised Owners Sheep Ear Marks, NSW Department of Agriculture, Newmarket Saleyards, 1964 Document Reg. No: SH 900156

Book of 186 pages, listing 19,352 ear marks, with descriptions and illustrations of standard markings. Compiled and issued by Director General, Department of Agriculture, N.S.W. Used at Newmarket Saleyards.

Earmarking is a non-compulsory scheme of stock identification, often considered beneficial for State Councils and stockowners and others in providing traceability of stock, evidence of stock ownership, potentially acting as a deterrent against stock theft and for the sustained use by stockowners and others as a means of stock identification.
Foolscap size and format, hard-cover book with stiff buff-coloured cover and blue cloth binding, printed in black. Some stains and watermarks, plus some doodling in blue ball point pen. Back cover has been abraded.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.00 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 21.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: farm animals, livestock, sheep, rural industry, rural victoria, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Stock Management at the Newmarket Saleyards, Sustainable Futures Collection, Sale Days & Sale Records at the Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Book cover reads "1964/NEW SOUTH WALES/LIST OF/AUTHORISED 'OWNERS'/SHEEP EAR MARKS/Compiled and issued by direction of/Director General/Department of Agriculture/N.S.W.....1964/ Sydney: V.C.N. Blight, Government Printer/1965/[Price one pound ten shillings ($3)]."
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 1964
Creator: New South Wales: Department of Agriculture, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964
Creator: Mr V.C.N. Blight - NSW Government, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964
References: - cited 08/10 - cited 08/10

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