Consultation item

Electronic Movement Reporting System for sheep, goats, deer (Defra) (extent=E) - TSI response - September 2013

TSI response (PDF 224KB). TSI raises some factors which may affect the accuracy of movement information; agrees that farmers should be allowed to continue to report moves on paper whilst being encouraged to use the electronic system; calls for moves to be reported within 36 hours (as opposed to the 24 hours suggested in the consultation paper); and discusses the use of injectable transponders, believing that they should be limited to either stock that has been signed out of the food chain or goats only.