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The introduction of Bovine Electronic Identification (EID) in Wales will be later than anticipated.

First published:
2 December 2020
Last updated:

We do not expect official Bovine EID tags to be available on the market until 2022 at the earliest.

We are currently working with the industry on proposals to amend:

  • identification
  • registration, and
  • movement reporting

requirements for all livestock. We expect to launch the consultation detailing these proposals in Summer 2021.

We recommend that you only order enough conventional tags to cover calves expected in 2021.

We will update you towards the end of 2021 about the timing of the introduction of Bovine EID. We are not able to provide definite timescales for implementation yet. Proposals are subject to public consultation and policy changes.

We will publish updates to this situation in Gwlad. We will also share details with industry groups, as they emerge.