THE EUROPEAN Union is reassessing its so-far negative position on individual sheep tagging, says the Irish Farmers' Association. Brussels has maintained that individual tagging is not practical, but association sheep committee chairman, Laurence Fallon claims that the Commission is having a "major reassessment" of its position. Meanwhile, Ireland's Minister for Agriculture and Food Joe Walsh said a programme allowing farmers to check the genetic susceptibility of breeding rams to Scrapie was imminent.

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