The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) is part of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is responsible for operation of the cattle tracing system on behalf of Scottish, English and Welsh Ministers.
The service is based in Workington, Cumbria and was established to manage the Cattle Tracing System (CTS). BCMS became fully operational on 28 September 1998 and merged with RPA on 1 April 2003.
The BCMS functions are:
- maintain a register of births, deaths and imports of cattle to be used for animal health and subsidy control purposes;
issue cattle passports;
- record where individual cattle are;
- operate a dedicated Helpline and provide online facilities for delivering its services.
Customers who are not registered with CTS Online can contact BCMS, for details click here.
A dedicated HELPLINE (0845 050 1234) is the main point of contact for BCMS, and all calls are charged at the local rate.
The lines are open from:
Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5pm