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This consultation ended 31 October 2019.

Consultation period:
19 September 2019 to 31 October 2019
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on the proposal for an alternative method to determine the ages of sheep at slaughter.

Consultation description

Sheep over 12 months of age need specified risk material to be removed to protect public health. 

At present, abattoirs examine the sheep’s “adult” teeth to decide its age. We want your views on the proposal to allow abattoirs to use alternative methods to determine the age of a sheep. 

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK