PAS 44:2014

Official identification eartags for cattle – Specification

The PAS specifies requirements for the performance and testing of eartags used for the official identification of cattle ( it does not include the management tags or electronic components of eartags).

The PAS refers to security aspects of the eartag and those concerned with durability, tamper-evidence and safeguarding against a tag’s reusability, materials including plasticity, welfare standards and printing processes including durability of print of the eartags.

It is relevant to manufacturers, suppliers, users of the eartags and those involved directly on the Steering Group:

  • BSI Product Services
  • Cox Agri
  • Dalton ID 
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Dept of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARDNI)
  • National Assembly for Wales Agriculture Department (UK) (NAWAD)
  • Richey Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
  • Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD)

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