ALIDMA Signs BVDFree Statement of Intent Today

ALIDMA, The UK's Approved Livestock Tag Manufacturers' Association, has signed the BVDFree England Statement of Intent in support of this important initiative led by AHDB.

Read report:   2016-BVD-FREE-Statement-of-Intent-2-(1).pdf

ALIDMA members include Allflex Group UK Ltd, Farmplan, Ketchum, Nordic Star/NMR, Quicktag, Roxan Developments Ltd, Shearwell Data Ltd and Symtag.  ALIDMA Members are responsible for 92% of the sheep and cattle tags provided in England, Wales and Scotland *Data Source: DEFRA 2015.


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The members of ALIDMA gathered at The Farmers Club, in London for the Annual General Meeting of the organisation (11th May 2016).  The officers of the organisation are now confirmed as: Chairman - John Symonds, of Symtag, Vice Chairman - Richard Webber of Shearwell Data Ltd and Gill Ainge as Treasurer. 

Following the AGM the members met with DEFRA to discuss a number of subjects including the UK tag approval process, the rollout of Macdonald CPH rationalisation, the future livestock IT landscape, cattle EID and market EID reading performance in regard to EU discusssions on CPRC tolerance.