Farmer leaders express anger over new lamb tagging system

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has once again been criticised this week in relation to the “ Fully ID” which will require all lambs going to factories and marts to have two tags installed from the first of june.

The fully ID move that farming leaders have claimed will add significant extra cost and labour on farmers.

Eddie Davitt is the Sligo Regional Development Chairman, he says that farmers are expected to comply with the new regulations while Marts are failing to honour their part of the deal.