Livestock Information Programme - March 2019 update

Find out how the Livestock Information Programme is shaping up with this short video update:

The webpage for the Programme can be found here:

ALIDMA is a member of the Traceability Design User Group. The Traceability Design User Group (TDUG) is an independent group of 25 industry and government stakeholders and chaired by a farmer.

DEFRA Video Link on Livestock Information Programme

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

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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.

See more recent posts above for progress updates on the LIP Programme.

The new LIP service, set to be operational from 2019, will provide the foundation for some of the best farm to fork traceability in the world when the UK leaves the EU, demonstrating our credentials as a world leader in food production.
Identifying and tracking animal movements via electronic IDs (initially cattle, sheep, pigs and goats) also means that the industry and government will be better-placed to respond in the event of a disease outbreak.

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.


For further information on BVDFree England go to