ERADICATING complicated and bureaucratic rules that govern the
move sheep has become one of the NFU's top priorities.
North West livestock board chairman, Thomas Binns, who farms
at Hecklin Farm near Clitheroe, wants to see sheep movement regulations
and their enforcement made easier, so he will be looking into
the problem with some urgency.
Mr Binns is optimistic as he feels the Government, who have
appointed an NFU member to look into this problem, share the
"I am aware that sheep movement rules since the introduction
of new European sheep identification regulations have become
very very complicated and have been made increasingly difficult
for sheep farmers to know if they are complying or not," said
"I suggest that we set up a working group to simplify the
situation but we don't have much time in which to achieve our
"Sheep farmers who feel this red tape is fast becoming
an unnecessary pressure on their business should know that the
NFU through myself and the livestock board will be working tirelessly
to find a solution that will benefit all producers."
review of livestock movement rules announced
Must Abide by New Identification Rules
for Minimum Bureaucracy in Sheep Tagging Rules