The tagging of sheep and cattle has been used in the livestock industry for over 60years. It is only in the past 5 years that the compulsory tagging of sheep with Electronic Identification (EID) tags has been introduced
Researchers at SRUC's Hill and Mountain Research Centre have produced a Research Briefing summarising the findings from a survey of farmers to investigate the potential barriers to uptake of Electronic Identification (EID) for sheep management.
Additionally the same researchers have produced a Policy Briefing on the topic of EID tagging and how to make the most of this compulsory requirement. Both are available to download below.
Download the Briefings
2015: Barriers to the uptake of EID (Research Briefing)
2015: Electronic Identification (Policy Briefing)