Concessions on sheep and goat EID scheme
PUBLISHED: 12:01 07 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:26 28 March 2014
July 2008: Concessions been achieved over the new EU electronic ID (EID) regulations for sheep and goats.
Food Chain and Animal Health has voted for
changes to individual recording requirements for sheep and goats.
new regulations introduce compulsory electronic identification (EID) of
sheep and individual recording of sheep and goats from December 31,
2009. But concern has been expressed that the requirement to record individual details of animals
that are not electronically identified on movement documents would be
closely with the Commission and had secured changes to regulations that
will considerably reduce the movement recording burdens.
• No animals will have to be individually recorded on a movement document until January 1 2011,
(directly or via a market) will have to be recorded on a movement
document at all.
The changes should help reduce the individual recording burden that sheep and goat keepers would have faced.
practical system that keepers can work with” is put in place.