Delay tagging plea
DOUBLE tagging will be enforced from June 15, but the Animal Health Distribution Association is demanding a delay until Oct 1 because of a six-week backlog in processing tag orders.
The association has attacked MAFF for persisting with the deadline after informing them that it was carrying out a survey among its 447 suppliers to find out the extent of the backlog.
The survey showed that 43% of merchants still had orders outstanding which were placed with the tag makers in 1997. *