Cattle Tags and Defra consultation on Bovine EID: advice for cattle keepers

Many cattle keepers are asking about potential future changes to the cattle identification regime and the effect and timing of the introduction of Bovine Electronic Identification (bEID), as they do not wish to purchase too many non-EID tags which might become obsolete. 

We are not able to provide definite timescales for implementation, as proposals are subject to policy changes.  Current Defra advice is to buy enough tags to provide for Spring 2021 block calving only, but this may change.  Defra will release a further update later in 2021.