Sheep EID: Reading and recording requirements for slaughterhouses in England and Wales

This publication was withdrawn on 13 January 2015

This information is now out of date. For our current guidance please read guidance for keepers of sheep, goats and pigs.

This guidance explains how the new rules for sheep and goat identification and recording apply to slaughterhouses.



The new rules took effect from 31 December 2009.

It is designed to be a general guide to help you meet the law, it is not a definitive guide.

Further information

  • Sheep identification and movement