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The Scottish Government is required by law to conduct the surveys, so it is mandatory for everyone who receives a survey to complete it. Additionally, if you do not complete the inventory, your chances of inspection will increase.
You will receive either an email with a link to the survey and your password details or a form in the post.
To save time the best way to do this is online. If you receive a form by post, it also gives you the web address and your password details, together with guidance notes.
The surveys are located on the ScotEID website and are quick and easy to access.
Do not use your usual ScotEID login details to complete this survey; you need to go to the specific webpage and use the password we provide. ScotEID cannot issue the emails or the forms.
A specimen copy of the forms and guidance for the Sheep and Goat Inventory and the December Agricultural Survey is available here for your information. Please do not return this specimen copy as we will not be able to process it.
The Sheep and Goat Inventory Specimen Form and the Sheep and Goat Inventory Guidance are below.
Finally, if our Agricultural Census staff contact you by telephone, they will always identify themselves. The number will show up on your phone as 0300 244 4000. To confirm who they are speaking to they may ask you for an address or similar information. They will never ask for personal information such as your date of birth or bank account details.
If you are concerned the call is not genuine, hang up and call the number on your survey form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org