Bureaucracy has gone mad

Rutter, Bill
May 2007
Farmers Weekly;5/25/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 21, p50
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues arising from electronic tagging of livestock which is illegal for beef unless the animal is audited by Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) at an annual cost of £767. For butcher Gordon Newlands of Selkirk, the system allows him to display a notice in the shop informing customers the name of the farm where beef was raised. Also noted is that sheep farmers would adopt electronic tagging if it worked and had management advantages.


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