Changes to Sheep Tagging

** Updated 27th October 2015 **

All sheep born on or after 1st January 2015 have to be tagged with one electronic slaughter tag if going to slaughter or to a store market for further finishing. If intended to be kept for or sold as breeding stock they will need to be FULL EID tagged as has been the requirement since 1st January 2010.

HISTORIC FLOCK (the sheep born before 1st January 2010 which have been kept as breeding stock) – when these come to be moved/sold either as breeding stock or as cull ewes they will NEED TO BE RE-TAGGED WITH FULL EID (electronic and same manual number).

CULL EWES – ALL cull ewes and cull rams must have FULL EID TAGS to be sold in Hereford Market.

Hereford Market Auctioneers will not be able to accept sheep for sale which are not tagged correctly. Always have taggers and spare tags available in your vehicle.

Please note: Hereford Market Auctioneers Ltd will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the reading of any EID or manual sheep ear tags.

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