Animal identification

The Lithuanian requirements for bovine eartags

All bovine animals are eartaged with eartags consisting of two parts into each ear:

   - the width not less than 55 mm;

   - the height not less than  45 mm;

   - the height of numbers and letters not less than 5 mm and of the five last numbers- not less than 20 mm;

   - the form:

      

    - in every part of an eartag the short name of Agriculture information and rural business Centre is indicated (ŽŪIKVC), and the individual number of bovine, which consists of country code in accordance with ISO 3166 (LT) and eight numbers written in two lines (total identification number of bovine consists of 14 symbols: 2 letters and 12 numbers and barcode.

 

Identification of Ovines and Caprines

The Lithuanian requirements for ovine and caprine eartags

All ovine and caprine animals are eartaged with eartags consisting of two parts into each ear:

   - the width not less than 30 mm;

   - the height not less than 30 mm;

   - the height of numbers and letters not less than 5 mm.

   - in every part of an eartag the short name of Agriculture information and rural business Centre is indicated (ŽŪIKVC), and the individual number of ovine/caprine, which consists of country code in accordance with ISO 3166 (LT) and 6  numbers (total identification number of ovine/caprine consists of 12 symbols).

Specimen of eartag used for identification of ovine and caprine animals

If the ovine/caprine is transported to other EU member state, they are also identified by one round eartag  (width 24-32 mm), height of numbers and letters not less than 5 mm. In every part of an eartag the short name of Agriculture information and rural business Centre is indicated (ŽŪIKVC), and the individual number of ovine/caprine, which consists of country code in accordance with ISO 3166 (LT) and 6  numbers (total identification number of ovine/caprine consists of 12 symbols). One part of the ear tag must be with microchip (corresponds ISO 11784 and works HDX or FDX-B), readable with microchip reader, which corresponds to ISO 11785.

 

Competent authority setting up rules on farmed animal identification and registration:

Ministry of Agriculture

Gedimino Ave.19, LT-01103 Vilnius, Lithuania
Ph. no. +370 5 239 11 11+370 5 239 11 11
Fax no. +370 5 239 12 12
Email: zum@zum.lt

www.zum.lt

 

Authority responsible for central farmed animal database, issuing of bovine and horse passport, and receiving returned bovine passports

Government establishment „Centre of agriculture information and rural business“

Vinco Kudirkos str. 18-1,
LT-03105 Vilnius
Ph. no (8 5) 266 0601,
fax no. (8 5) 266 0609,
email:  info@vic.lt.

www.vic.lt

 

Control authority:

State Food and Veterinary Service

Address: Siesiku str. 19,
07170 Vilnius Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 240 4361+370 5 240 4361
Fax. +370 5 240 4362
E-mail: vvt@vet.lt

www.vmvt.lt 

 

 

 

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