Changes to Livestock Identification, Registration and Movement Reporting Consultation

The Welsh Government is consulting on changes to the current registration and movement reporting of sheep, goats, cattle and pigs. Opinions are being gathered on the development of EID Cymru as a multi species traceability system. 

Building on our current sheep, goats and deer movements system, EIDCymru  is the natural choice to accommodate cattle and pig registration and movements in  Wales’

The FUW would like to draw your attention to the proposed changes to cattle movement reporting and the introduction of mandatory use of bovine EID tags from when an implementation date is set. 

‘Electronic Identification of sheep has  been in place since 2010 and implementing bovine EID for cattle alongside electronic  movement reporting will enable greater traceability and business efficiency.’

The consultation is open for responses until the 2nd of January 2022 and can be found here: