ALIDMA is the industry body for UK animal identification manufacturers and suppliers.

ALIDMA’s role is to advise on the technical and practical issues relating to the implementation of government policy in respect of livestock identification.

ALIDMA works impartially on behalf of its members.

Interested in joining us?

ALIDMA membership offers the following benefits:

• A single voice for the industry
• The sharing of non-competitive information
• Assistance with ensuring compliance
• Facilitating the smooth implementation of change

Latest Press

DEFRA Press Statement and Video Link on Livestock Information Programme

DEFRA media statement and video link regarding the new Livestock Information Programme: "Defra champions farm to fork traceability though new livestock service"

Video Link:

Press statement:

Defra Livestock Information Programme

The development of a new Livestock Information Service (LIP) to give farmers and processors accurate information about animals and their movements was announced on 3rd April 2018 by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

ALIDMA represents the UK livestock ID industry on discussions within this group via the Traceability Design User Group.

LIP Overview Document:  LIP-Overview_20180329_final.docx

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


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.
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