Electronic Tagging For Sheep

On 31st December 2009 the new electronic tagging rules for sheep came into force. This means that;

  • Sheep must now be electronically tagged when being identified for the first time.
  • If sheep are to be slaughtered wintin 12 months of age then the sheep can have a single non electronic tag.
  • Record keeping of individual animals must now take place in the holding register of electronically identified animals.
  • Batch records can still be recorded for slaughter animlas for animals identified before 31st December 2009.
  • Individual record keeping will be phased in from 1st January 2011.

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