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NFU Scotland position on Sheep EID

NFU Scotland has provided the following briefing to members, politicians and the press that clearly outlines our position on changes needed to the current system of sheep tagging and movement recording.  It recognises the present frustration and anger in the sheep sector triggered by uncertainty over compliance standards, the variable performance of readers at markets/abattoirs and often poor tag performance. However, there remain fundamental issues regarding the prescriptive nature of Regulation 21/2004, double tagging and the recording of information that does not impact on traceability. In short, the regulation is seen to be disproportionate to the needs of traceability.  Please click on the following link to read the full version of the briefing supplied to the press and solutions suggested by NFUS.

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