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 have a say on this issue before wasting millions on legislation and farmers are forced to see increases of over 200% in the cost of animal tagging and associated equipment. Have your say now.
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