In England, we have produced a partial Regulatory Impact Assessment on the introduction of electronic identification (EID) for sheep and goats. This document is a work in progress. However, current estimates are set out in the following table:
|Annual cost of EID:|
|Breeding sheep only||All sheep|
|(1) Excludes recovery costs of transponders.|
These costs are based on current prices and it is expected that they will reduce considerably as technology improves and economies of scale are exploited.
We do not hold information on the costs to average-sized markets and slaughterhouses.