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Abstract

This document gives a general cost analysis regarding the electronic identification of sheep and goats in accordance with Regulation (EC) 21/2004. The structure of the sheep and goat farming industry in the EU differs considerably between Member States. This document uses a cost model based on breeding farms of different sizes. The model allows a modification of certain parameters, such as reproduction or replacement rate of a flock, labour costs, number of movements or costs of devices to adapt to different and more specific farm types and farming conditions. The analysis looks mainly at the costs which will occur to fulfill the minimum requirements of Regulation (EC) 21/2004 as regards the identification and registration of animals at farm level. Additional costs as well as the benefits, e.g. for the reading at slaughterhouses or in specialized farms are highlighted and quantified if possible.

Additional information

Authors: FIORE G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);HOFHERR J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);SOLINAS I L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22884 EN (2007), 33 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22884-EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200819743 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en