Back in July, Defra launched a consultation which paves the way for the introduction of a new sheep database and reporting system in England in spring 2014.
Its consultation, which also considers goats and deer, covers several areas including some less controversial housekeeping changes which must be made to the regulations.
For NFU members, the key points include:
- Proposals to remove the non-electronic batch slaughter tag.
- Proposals to reduce the amount of time allowed for keepers to submit movement documents if using electronic channels.
- Potential to allow injectable EID transponders.
The consultation poses 12 questions which are addressed by a draft NFU response here.
Any feedback or responses should be emailed to cGV0ZXIuZ2FyYnV0dEBuZnUub3JnLnVr by this Friday (September132013) to allow us to co-ordinate an overall NFU response.
For the full Defra document, including an impact assesment, click here. For ADAS research on injectable transponders for EID, click here.