Electronic movement reporting consultation launched

On 29 July 2013, DEFRA launched a consultation which paves the way for the introduction of the new sheep database and reporting system in England in spring 2014. This consultation also relates to goats and deer although as little change is proposed, the NFU response will focus on sheep. This consultation covers several areas including some less controversial housekeeping changes that must be made to the regulations; however it includes the proposal to remove the derogation for non-electronic slaughter tags.

The key points to consider include:

  • Proposals to remove the non-electronic batch slaughter tag.
  • Proposals to reduce the amount of time allowed for keepers to submit movement documents if using electronic channels.
  • Potential to allow injectable EID transponders.


To find out more and complete the consultation survey click https://consult.defra.gov.uk/farming/05a57241