XC non-compliances relating to pigs, cattle and sheep: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00745
Date received: 8 March 2018
Date responded: 26 March 2018

Information requested

*For the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017:

  • The number of XC non-compliances in Scotland relating to SMR 6 (Livestock Identification and Traceability - Pigs) SMR 7 (Livestock Identification and Traceability - Cattle) and SMR 8 (Livestock Identification and Traceability - Sheep/goats )
  • For each XC non-compliance, the specific breach detail / breach description or - for SMR 7 - the discrepancy code

Note if the actual SMR title numbers have changed at all in this period, please supply the data relating to the relevant SMR for "Livestock Identification and Traceability" for each species for each year.


The information you have requested is included in the separately attached spreadsheets.

Please note –

  • For SMR 7 'Yes' in a 'Discrepancy Description' column indicates that the farmer has breached that particular requirement.

  • A number of farmers have multiple breaches of the same SMR. For SMR 6 and SMR 8 multiple braches are indicated by the same 'Business reference' number appearing on multiple rows. For SMR 7 multiple breaches are indicated by 'Yes' in more than one of the 'Discrepancy Description' columns.

  • For SMR 6 (Livestock Identification and Traceability – Pigs) no breaches were found in 2012 and 2013. This is indicated by a 'Nil' entry on the worksheet.

  • The 2017 inspection year won't be complete until 30 June 2017 the last day for 2017 supports scheme payments to be made. The 2017 breach information contained in all three spreadsheets is correct as of 26 March 2018.

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FOI-18-00745 - Copy of PIGS - SMR 6 FINAL.xls
FOI-18-00745 - Copy of Sheep - SMR 8 FINAL.xls
FOI-18-00745 - Copy of Cattle - SMR 7 FINAL.xlsx


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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