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Sheep and goat identification and traceability: guidance for keepers in Scotland

Guidance for keepers on complying with the requirements to identify, record and report movements of sheep and goats.

35 page PDF

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35 page PDF

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Sheep and goat identification and traceability: guidance for keepers in Scotland
Dates for recording additional information in the holding register and movement document

35 page PDF

2.0 MB

Dates for recording additional information in the holding register and movement document

From 31 December 2009 – you must record in the holding register the individual number for each fully EID identified animal and double identified goat when the animal:

  • is first identified;
  • dies; or
  • moves to another holding.

Slaughter animals are always recorded as a batch or batch within a batch.

For historic animals (born or identified before 31 December 2009) you never have to record individual identification numbers in the holding register (except for moves to shows).

From 31 December 2010 – you must record in the movement document the individual number for each fully EID identified animal and double identified goat, born or identified after 31 December 2009 unless you move them through a Critical Control Point (see section 5). Slaughter animals and historic animals should be recorded on a batch basis.

From 31 December 2011 – you must record in the movement document the individual identification number of every animal unless you move them through a CCP (see section 5). Slaughter animals should be recorded on a batch basis.


Contact

Email: Animal.Health@gov.scot