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Electronic Identification
Talks continue on sheep EID

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AGRICULTURE ministers from the UK met with John Dalli, the European commissioner for health and consumer policy, on June 14, to discuss the issue of electronic identification (EID) of sheep and the recording of sheep movements.

The meeting was the latest in a series of talks in which the UK has raised concerns about the difficulties British farmers are having with the new requirements for EID, particularly the requirement to achieve 100 per cent accuracy in the electronic reading of all sheep movements to avoid being penalised on their payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.

Speaking after the meeting in Brussels, Jim Paice, …

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