This means that breeders who want to export sheep and goats for breeding will continue to have all fallen and destroyed sheep and goats over 18 months from the herd TSE-inspected. Therefore, farmers who export sheep and goats for breeding must remember that they now have to themselves ensure the removal of TSE samples from fallen and killed sheep and goats over 18 months when they are sent to Daka. This can be ensured by using blue ear tags which can be ordered through RYK. Sheep/goats with these blue tags are removed for TSE testing at Daka in Randers.
The EU Commission has been working more quickly than expected and the approval came into force on 18 March 2012. Therefore, the change will come into force with immediate effect.