Category: Animal Identification

Compulsory EID Cattle Tagging – YES OR NO?

EID Cattle Tagging YES OR NO

In December 2017, the Animal identification and Movements of Livestock Team which is part of DEFRA, held consultations with all existing Animal ID Tag companies to discuss the standards that should be out in place for the compulsory roll out of EID tagging for cattle in the UK.  This has been done without any consultation of our farmers. Having seen the increased costs and minimal efficiency gains that came from making all sheep tags compulsory EID, surely our farmers should…