Cattle Tags

Mandatory EID tagging in cattle: What would it cost?

Mandatory EID tagging in cattle: What would it cost?

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is currently involved in preliminary work on the scope of introducing mandatory...

August 6, 2020

Department introduces threshold for bovine tag orders

Department introduces threshold for bovine tag orders

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will introduce an annual bovine tag threshold for herd keepers ordering official...

July 22, 2020

‘Only a matter of time’ before bovine EID tagging is the norm

‘Only a matter of time’ before bovine EID tagging is the norm

It is likely to be “only a matter of time” before bovine electronic identification (EID) tagging is the norm, according...

July 16, 2018

Graphic images: Farmer dumps 12 carcasses on ‘spectacular’ Clare cliffs

Graphic images: Farmer dumps 12 carcasses on ‘spectacular’ Clare cliffs

By Gordon Deegan A farmer dumped 12 animal carcasses on the ‘spectacular’ high cliffs of west Clare – a location...

April 24, 2018

EU urges department to review case of Clare quad calf owners

EU urges department to review case of Clare quad calf owners

The European Parliament Petitions Committee has requested that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine review the case of...

January 23, 2018

Clare quad calf owners take tag petition to Brussels

Clare quad calf owners take tag petition to Brussels

MEP Sean Kelly is today hosting the owners of the famous identical quad calves born last year, as they present...

January 23, 2018

New kid on the block Datamars announces collaboration on tagging

New kid on the block Datamars announces collaboration on tagging

Datamars Agri has announced that it is collaborating with Dublin-based company Osmonds to promote its tag range to the Irish...

October 31, 2017

Farmer jailed for cattle movement offences

Farmer jailed for cattle movement offences

A farmer from Co. Monaghan has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for illegally importing cattle onto his farm, according...

September 14, 2017

‘Beef interests are under-represented on the board of the ICBF’

‘Beef interests are under-represented on the board of the ICBF’

Beef interests are under-represented on the board of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF), according to the Irish Cattle and...

August 3, 2017

New cattle tag levy will allow the ICBF to ‘continue to deliver for farmers’

New cattle tag levy will allow the ICBF to ‘continue to deliver for farmers’

Earlier today, on behalf of the board of the ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Federation), Chairman Michael Doran welcomed the agreement...

August 2, 2017

Compulsory tag levy for farmers on the horizon

Compulsory tag levy for farmers on the horizon

The introduction of a compulsory tag levy is on the horizon for farmers, industry sources have confirmed to AgriLand. Last...

July 27, 2017

Department temporarily suspends authorisation of NI cattle tags yet again

Department temporarily suspends authorisation of NI cattle tags yet again

The authorisation of new and replacement cattle tags in Northern Ireland has been temporarily suspended yet again by the Department of...

June 13, 2017

Authorisation of new and replacement NI cattle tags suspended

Authorisation of new and replacement NI cattle tags suspended

The authorisation of new and replacement cattle tags in Northern Ireland has been temporarily suspended, according to the Department of...

June 2, 2017

Herd owners opt out of ICBF levy in their droves when buying tags

Herd owners opt out of ICBF levy in their droves when buying tags

Close to 50% of herd owners have opted out of paying the ICBF levy when buying tags in recent months,...

April 13, 2017

Datamars Agri officially approved to supply cattle tags to farmers

Datamars Agri officially approved to supply cattle tags to farmers

A third cattle tag supplier, Datamars Agri, has been officially approved by the Department of Agriculture to supply identification tags...

February 6, 2017

Department decision clears the way for Cormac Tagging to supply cattle tags

Department decision clears the way for Cormac Tagging to supply cattle tags

A decision by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine has paved the way for farmers to order cattle tags...

December 12, 2016

‘Creed needs to clearly outline the new tag supply arrangements’

‘Creed needs to clearly outline the new tag supply arrangements’

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has been called on to clearly outline to all farmers the new cattle tag...

December 3, 2016

Third cattle tag supplier receives Department approval

Third cattle tag supplier receives Department approval

Datamars Ireland has confirmed to Agriland that it has been approved to supply its entire range of cattle tags to...

November 24, 2016