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Azerbaijan's Agency to Introduce EID Tags for Cattle

31 January 2020

AZERBAIJAN - The Food Safety Agency of Azerbaijan plans to introduce EID (electronic identification) tags for cattle in 2020, Head of agency’s Animal Health Department Galib Abdulaliyev told Trend on 20 January.

The goal of identifying cattle is to collect and record information about the type, sex, health status, purpose of breeding, the availability of vaccinations, and the history of diseases of the animal from the moment of its birth.

The collection and accounting of livestock parameters with reference to a specific owner, as well as many other identification methods, are widely used in international livestock practice.

Mr Abdulaliyev noted that the traditional method of identifying animals through tags in Azerbaijan will be used (attaching tags to ears of animals).

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Source: Trend News Agency

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