EID tagging

Livestock management company runs competition to help with EID tagging

Livestock management company runs competition to help with EID tagging

From July 1, 2022, it will be a legal requirement on herd keepers to officially identify all newborn calves with...

February 3, 2022

New rules for tagging calves – here’s all you need to know

New rules for tagging calves – here’s all you need to know

Spring calving for 2022 is just around the corner on dairy and suckler farms across Ireland. And, with the new...

January 17, 2022

EID cattle tagging: Farmers ‘not fooled’ by subsidy scheme

EID cattle tagging: Farmers ‘not fooled’ by subsidy scheme

Following the announcement last week by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue of a subsidy scheme to...

November 8, 2021

Call for full cost of EID tagging to be covered

Call for full cost of EID tagging to be covered

Acknowledging the provision of the €4.25 million subvention scheme announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie...

November 8, 2021

Opinion: EID tagging of cattle is the future, north and south of the border

Opinion: EID tagging of cattle is the future, north and south of the border

The Irish government is to be congratulated for taking the decision to push ahead with the mandatory electronic (EID) tagging...

August 12, 2021

Compulsory bovine EID ‘adds €2.5m in direct costs…for tags alone’

Compulsory bovine EID ‘adds €2.5m in direct costs…for tags alone’

Farmers “must be provided with adequate funding” to deal with the introduction of compulsory bovine electronic identification (EID) tagging from...

August 11, 2021

EID for cattle: Cost should be borne ‘by those who benefit’

EID for cattle: Cost should be borne ‘by those who benefit’

The cost of implementing mandatory electronic identification (EID) for cattle should be borne “by those who benefit from it”, one...

August 9, 2021

Tagging newborn lambs ‘a welfare issue and must change’

Tagging newborn lambs ‘a welfare issue and must change’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is calling for the requirement for the tagging of newborn lambs to...

February 25, 2021

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

Plans afoot in department for EID tagging for cattle

Plans afoot in department for EID tagging for cattle

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is looking into the possibility of bringing in compulsory electronic identification (EID)...

July 17, 2020

4 further marts approved to read electronic sheep tags; find out which ones…

4 further marts approved to read electronic sheep tags; find out which ones…

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has approved four further marts to read electronic sheep tags. All sheep...

January 17, 2020

16 further marts approved to read electronic sheep tags

16 further marts approved to read electronic sheep tags

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has approved 16 further marts to read electronic sheep tags. All sheep...

November 30, 2019

County breakdown: €2.13 million for sheep farmers under EID tagging scheme

County breakdown: €2.13 million for sheep farmers under EID tagging scheme

Approximately €2.13 million will be paid to sheep farmers under the Sheep Electronic Identification (EID) Tag Subsidy Scheme based on...

October 11, 2019

2 further marts approved to read electronic sheep tags; find out which ones…

2 further marts approved to read electronic sheep tags; find out which ones…

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has approved two further marts to read electronic sheep tags. All sheep...

October 11, 2019

Closing date for Sheep EID Tag Subsidy Scheme arrives

Closing date for Sheep EID Tag Subsidy Scheme arrives

Today, Monday, September 30, marks the closing date for the Electronic Identification (EID) Tag Subsidy Scheme, the Department of Agriculture,...

September 30, 2019

Video: Carnaross Mart installs EID reading technology

Video: Carnaross Mart installs EID reading technology

The introduction of electronic tagging from June 1, 2019, means that any sheep leaving the farm from this date is...

July 27, 2019

First mart to be ready for EID sheep tagging by end of month – Creed

First mart to be ready for EID sheep tagging by end of month – Creed

The first mart to have the capability and facilities to read electronic identification (EID) tags on sheep and lambs will...

June 11, 2019

How many marts and factories have EID readers installed?

How many marts and factories have EID readers installed?

The extension of Electronic Identification (EID) to all sheep as of June 1, 2019, provides an opportunity to marts and...

June 4, 2019