Farm Ireland

Saturday 20 January 2018

ICOS Marts' Bovine EID talk

ICOS Marts have arranged a visit to Ireland by the Scottish Bovine EID research team to demonstrate their research findings on the practical applications of Bovine EID (Electronic Identification System).

This will be an excellent opportunity for farmers to get an overview of EID systems and their use at three special open days in Wexford, Cork and Roscommon marts this month.

Bovine EID can provide competitive advantages for Irish farmers and these will be outlined at the meetings. The use of EID is currently mandatory across Europe for sheep or goats, and it is optional for bovines.

The demonstrations have been kindly co-sponsored by ICOS, the Irish Farmers Journal, ABP, Kepak, Dunbia and the ICBF.

There will be three practical demonstrations of Bovine EID and its applications at mart and farm level at the following locations:

1. Wexford Farmers Co Op, Enniscorthy Mart, Co Wexford on Monday, September 16, at 6pm;

2. Cork Marts, Corrin, Fermoy on Wednesday, September 18, at 6pm;

3. Roscommon Mart on Friday, September 20, at 2pm.

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All demonstrations will last approximately one hour and are designed to provide a complete overview to farmers of the potential benefits of EID.

Irish Independent