NEW Sheep tagging legislation - Wales

The rules for tagging lambs going to slaughter in Wales are changing! Are you prepared?

As of 1st January 2016 it will become mandatory for all lambs going to slaughter before 12 months of age to be identified using electronic (EID) ear tags. So whether your lambs are going to slaughter via a UK abattoir, privately or through a mart they will need either a single EID tag or full EID (one electronic and one match up visual tag).

EID Cymru announced the changes back in 2014, and this will mean that any lambs born or tagged for the first time after 1st January 2016 being presented at market with non-EID tags will be rejected.

Read the Allflex Group Press Release here: Welsh Sheep Tagging Legislation 2016

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