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Sheep identification

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Rules that need to be followed for sheep identification.

Lambs born on your holding must be identified before they move off the holding of birth or before they reach:

  • 6 months of age for sheep kept under intensive husbandry systems (i.e. housed rather than on grass)
  • 9 months of age for sheep kept under extensive husbandry systems.

Contacts

If you require further assistance on the tagging rules, please telephone the Livestock ID helpline 01267 245022 or contact a member of the Farm Liaison Service.

If you require assistance on how to use EIDCymru, please contact the EIDCymru Service:

  • Tel: 01970 636959
  • Email: contact@eidcymru.org
  • Address: EID Cymru, Ty Merlin, Parc Merlin, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FF.

Other useful contacts:

Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) North Wales:

(Local Authorities of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Northern Powys)

  • Tel: 0300 303 8268
  • Fax: 01286 674 626
  • E-mail: APHA.CymruWales@apha.gsi.gov.uk
  • Address: APHA Field Office, Crown Building, Penrallt, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1EP.

Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) South Wales:

(Local Authorities of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport, Monmouthshire, Southern Powys, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire)

  • Tel: 0300 303 8268
  • Fax: 01267 245 500
  • E-mail: APHA.CymruWales@apha.gsi.gov.uk
  • Address: APHA Field Office, Ty Merlin, Heol Glasdwr, Parc Pensarn, Carmarthen, SA31 2NJ.