Cattle Tags: buying before the implementation of Bovine EID

Many cattle keepers are asking about potential future changes to the cattle identification regime and the effect and timing of the introduction of Bovine EID, 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 public consultation and policy changes.

We recommend that farmers avoid stockpiling cattle tags beyond those that are required to cover births up to this year’s (2020) Autumn calving season.

Updates to this situation will be posted on AHDB’s Livestock Information Programme web pages as they emerge.

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