Mechanical laboratory testing of earrings for marking of farm animals (pigs, cattle, sheep, goats) are performed in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 02.11.2007 (Journal of Laws No. 220, item. 1635) on the ways of marking cattle, sheep and goats, and pigs, identifying patterns of identifying marks and the technical requirements of earrings for livestock, with the change of 16.09.2010 (Journal of Laws No. 183, item. 1232).
The scope of testing includes: § 2.1 p.2-1, p.3-1, § 3.1-1-2, p.2; Annex No. 2 Dimensions of earrings and readability, and identifying marks placed on earring; § 7.1 – Annex1 Requirements and technical conditions to be met by earrings for livestock – point 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Point 7 is assessed on the basis of the manufacturer’s declaration; § 3.2 Verification of code readability and, in particular, whether the code is the code for two of the five interwoven and that the information in the bar code corresponds to the digits placed on the earring.
Deadline for completion of the tests of a single design – about 1 week. Deadline for completion of the tests of 10 designs – about 2 weeks. (from the date of delivery of the product to the test). It should be provided 10 parts of the male and 10 female parts of each design earrings for testing purposes. There is no need to provide earmarking device.