Update on Bovine Electronic Identification (EID)

Despite a number of discussions on the introduction of bovine electronic identification (EID) earlier this year, Welsh Government has recently confirmed that it is going to be introduced later than anticipated with bovine EID tags not being available on the market until at least 2022.

The FUW continues to participate in discussions on the proposals on identification, registration and movement reporting prior to the Welsh Government consultation, expected in Summer 2021.

Welsh Government recommends that cattle keepers only order enough conventional tags to cover calves expected to be born in 2021.

Further updates will be announced towards the end of 2021 in regard to the timing and definite timescales which are subject to the consultation responses.