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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2 thoughts on “Electronic Tagging For Sheep

  1. Hi Wildlife Gardener,
    Happy New Year to you too!
    I agree with you that electronic sheep tagging is a good idea.
    Sorry to hear that you saw a dead sheep in the snow.
    The snow has certainly taken it’s toll on the sheep in the hills and mountain regions.
    I’ll pop across now to your site and see what you’ve benn doing, your photos are always a joy to look at.
    kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

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