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Tag time: The new sheep ID rules will be introduced in two stages

Tag time: The new sheep ID rules will be introduced in two stages

Tag time: The new sheep ID rules will be introduced in two stages

There are many questions surrounding the new electronic tagging rules, which came into effect on June 1. Ciaran Moran answers them

What are the main changes to the current sheep identification rules?

Currently, all sheep are required to be identified electronically with a full EID tag/bolus set.

However, an exception is made for lambs slaughtered in Ireland before reaching the age of 12 months. These lambs can be identified with a single conventional tag.


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