Electronic identification (EID) in sheep: Technical guide

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


Electronic identification (EID) in sheep - Your technical guide

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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
Published 20 July 2011
Last updated 7 May 2013 + show all updates
  1. Amended link to sheepn and goat id guide

  2. First published.