Livestock Identification

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Mark Williams Mark Williams Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on electronic identification of sheep.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

European Council Regulation 21/2004 requires the introduction of electronic identification (EID) of sheep and goats from 1 January 2008. The European Commission is required to publish a report on the implementation of EID and proposals to confirm or amend the 2008 mandatory date. Their report has been delayed but is expected shortly.

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