24/03/2020: ScotEID information centre reduced capacity

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 help@scoteid.com and we will provide assistance.
Many thanks 
Josie Forth, Office Manager.

22/01/2020: FIELD survey of farmer experience of and attitude to endemic disease

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.

Click here to participate in the Survey

02/10/2019: ScotEID will be the new home for cattle recording in Scotland.

ScotEID is preparing to incorporate births, deaths and movements for cattle on the ScotEID.com website, replacing the BCMS/CTS for Scottish cattle keepers.

The new system is designed to accommodate Cattle EID from the outset and will become an all-species database, essential to more quickly manage disease outbreaks.

The ScotEID team is planning a series of roadshow events to take place throughout Scotland from October until March to explain more about the system.

Read the full press release

Royal Highland Show 20-23 June 2019

ScotEID is back at the Royal Highland Show this year. There are demonstrations from the ScotEID Technical Team on the Cattle EID Pilot, UHF tags and readers, and they are there to answer questions. The ScotEID Information Centre team is back to help with queries connected to Sheep, Pig and ScotMoves movements, as well as any BVD questions. There is also information available on ScotEquine.com and SmartRural is present to show the LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) kit and to talk about their Pilot Project.

Please come along and visit us on the 7th Avenue.

27/05/2019: New international standard for cattle EID

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is in the process of devising a new international standard for animal identification, to replace the long-standing standard known as ISO11784 that currently dictates how electronic identifiers, for use on animals, are encoded using LF technology.

Compliance with ISO11784 is the reason that bovine EID using LF technology will require renumbering of cattle across the UK, including in Scotland. Global recognition that ISO11784 is somewhat out-dated has prompted moves to replace it with a more flexible approach that also recognises recent technological advances (e.g. it will apply to UHF as well LF). As-and-when the new standard is introduced, it would allow LF-based bovine EID to be adopted across the UK without requiring changes to the cattle numbering system, thereby avoiding some costs and disruption.