PAS 44:2019 Official identification eartags for cattle. Specification

PAS 44:2019

Official identification eartags for cattle. Specification

Status : Current   Published : December 2019


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What is this PAS about?

Cattle need to wear official identification eartags for animal identification and animal traceability. PAS 44 specifies these eartags so that they perform as required.

Who is this PAS for?

PAS 44 is for manufacturers of cattle eartags, farmers, suppliers and regulating bodies.

Why should you use this PAS?

PAS 44 specifies requirements for the performance and testing of eartags used for the official identification of cattle. It includes a specification for electronic identification technology (EID).

The security aspects considered are those concerned with durability, tamper-evidence and safeguarding against a tag’s reusability, materials, welfare standards and printing processes, including durability of print.

NOTE: PAS 44 doesn’t apply to management tags

What’s changed since the last update?

PAS 44 was updated to ensure the content remains current and relevant. The main revisions cover the design, specification and colour of official primary and secondary EID cattle eartags and retrospective EID tags. The scope of the tests has been widened to check that EID eartags are sufficiently robust and continue to function after exposure to cold, heat and immersion.


*** PAS 44 is available as a print-on-demand loose-leaf hard copy document or, until the end of 2021, as a FREE-to-download PDF ***

Standard NumberPAS 44:2019
TitleOfficial identification eartags for cattle. Specification
Publication Date31 December 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 105-A02, BS 3900-D10, BS EN ISO 4892-3, BS EN 20105-A02, ISO 7724-3
Informative References(Provided for Information)Cattle Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2007, Cattle Identification Regulations 2007, Cattle Identification (No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998, Cattle Identification (Wales) Regulations 2007, BS EN ISO 3166, BS 5252F:1976
ReplacesPAS 44:2014
DescriptorsEars, Abrasion testing, Farm animals, Impact testing, Labels, Cattle, Bovine animals, Wear resistance, Animal husbandry, Identification methods, Tensile testing, Livestock, Security
ISBN978 0 539 05849 9
File Size1.564 MB

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