The Scottish government has increased its support for research focusing on a cost-effective way to meet livestock electronic identification (EID) requirements.

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An extra £1 million was provided to the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) to extend its research, bringing total government funding to £5 million. The additional money will be used to further develop and extend the EID database, reporting systems from farms and recording systems that operate at marts, slaughterhouses and ferry terminals.