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Order No. 405 on technical requirements and approval for (electronic) earmarking, tags and chips for bovine, suine, ovine and caprine.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations on the requirement for ear tagging for identification bovine, suine, ovine and caprine animals. Particular emphasis is made on registration thereof, which shall be notified to the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Central Livestock Register (CHR) by assigning an identification number with info on provenience, owner and data of the animal(s). Earmarking shall be of yellow colouring, must include log, CKR identification number and "DK", made of plastic, and approved for use by ICAR - Performance evaluation and approval of official permanent identification devices, Part 1: Conventional permanent plastic ear tags (with or without machine readable printing). Finally electronic earmarking and/or chip must adhere to ISO standard 11784 and 11785.
The Order consists of 6 Chapters and 2 Annexes: Scope and definitions (1); Ear tags, electronic ear tags and chips for bovines (2); Ear tags, electronic ear tags and chips for sheep and goats (3); Ear tag for suine (4); Administrative provisions, approval and registration of the CHR (5); Penalty and entry into force (6).
Annex 1 - Logo.
Annex 2 - Requirements for manufacturing, reading distances, activation and modulation of electronic ear tags and chips.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Order enters into force on 10 May 2011.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om tekniske krav og godkendelse m.m. til rem rker, elektroniske rem rker og chip til kv g, svin, f r eller geder.