PAS 66:2014

Official identification eartags for sheep and goats – Specification

The PAS specifies requirements, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) 21/2004, for the performance and testing of eartags used for the official identification of sheep and goats. (it does not include the management tags).

The PAS refers to the security aspects of the eartags and the safeguarding against a eartag’s reusability and materials including plasticity, and the durability of print. It also includes requirements for animal welfare considerations.

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