RESAS 22-27: SRUC-a2-5 Sheep And Cattle Traceability: The Impact Of Environmental And Other Factors In Scotland On Ear Tag Loss

Project Details


The aim of this project is to identify the causes of ear tag losses for sheep and cattle in Scotland. Ear tag loss incurs costs to individual farmers and there is a range of impacts to animal health and welfare. There is a lack of evidence about missing ear tags in sheep and cattle. This project aims to support prevention of tag loss and to improve retention rates by identifying factors which cause tag loss and reasons for missing ear tags on different farm settings in sheep and cattle.
Effective start/end date1/04/2231/03/27


  • Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services


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