The look of the website has been tweaked slightly as part of a system update. The changes are largely superficial but bring some important usability improvements.
Many thanks for your patience if any call you made to the Huntly office was delayed or you had to leave a message during the lockdown period. We are now steadily building capacity in the office whilst abiding with Government guidelines. With all good luck and guidance we will be back to full capacity for the Autumn sales season, and thereafter for the transition from CTS to ScotEID at the end of November, recording cattle births, deaths and business to business movements.
Please note that our Terms and Conditions and Data Protection Policy have been updated. Amongst other updates, references are made to the requirements involving the replacement of CTS at the end of November 2020. The update also includes the addition of the word “operator”, which is defined in the Terms and Conditions .
Minister for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon made the following announcement today:
Following discussions with the Bovine EID Industry Working Group* on the transition from CTS to ScotEID, it has been agreed to delay the go live date from summer 2020 to the end of November 2020. This is due to the impact that COVID-19 is having on some third party software providers, as well as the wider farming community.
The end of November date will mean that the Autumn calving period and the main cattle sales will both be finished and there will be the minimum number of births and movements being registered on the system.
We will continue to monitor the timings and the impact of COVID-19. If November is no longer an option the next suitable go live date would be the end of January 2021. This would avoid the busy Christmas period and have the system ready before Spring calving commenced.
Following the announcement by the Government on Monday evening, the Huntly office will be closed today Tuesday. The office operation will be reconfigured to handle urgent calls and requests. We expect to have a very reduced staff available as from tomorrow Wednesday 25th to handle urgent calls. In the meantime do not hesitate to email us on email@example.com and we will provide assistance.
Josie Forth, Office Manager.
A Quick Guide for Pig Movements leaflet with advice for new and existing pig keepers can be found at the link below.
Quick guide to pig movements
A GB research consortium named FIELD are looking at farmer experience of and attitude to endemic disease. The focus is on lameness in sheep and BVD in cattle and the output may help shape future policy direction. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. For every survey completed £5 will be donated to Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolant Institution. The survey will close at the end of March.
A Frequently Asked Questions leaflet about cattle Electronic IDentification can be found by clicking the link below
Cattle EID FAQ
Please join us in your local area for more information on the current proposal for Scottish Cattle Electronic Identification (EID).
2020 Roadshow dates & locations