Electronic identification (EID) in sheep: Technical guide

This publication was withdrawn on 14 August 2014

This guidance is out of date and has been archived.

Please read our current guidance on Sheep and goats identification, registration and movement.

This leaflet has been produced for sheep farmers in England.



This leaflet explains why some sheep need to have electronic identification (EID) tags and how electronic reading and recording works.

Further information

  • Sheep identification and movement