ScotMoves was successfully launched on the 1st January with full help-desk support. Over 2,600 cattle keepers have since registered their main holdings along with the additional holdings they are using to keep cattle. Since going live, ScotMoves have recorded over 70,000 cattle movements between within-business holdings and the number of movements is currently around 10,000 per week. This number is expected to rise significantly in the spring time when cattle begin moving out of their winter accommodation. The new system is a success in terms of knowing centrally where all Scottish cattle currently are, which will aid disease control, disease eradication and public health.
If you currently have cattle on linked holdings (or will have on the 1st January 2017) and you have not yet returned your ScotMoves Application Form, you must do so immediately. If you did not receive a form from ScotEID, please click on the link to download a form, then complete and post, fax, or scan and email back to ScotEID. ScotMoves will be available online from the 1st January to those that have registered.
ScotEID will be open on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of January 2017.
Tissue tagging lists are now available from on the ‘tagging’ tab on BES. If there is no tab available, then for the period 1st Jan to 1st Jun 2016, none of your calves have been selected for the genotyping tissue tags. If you require more information, please contact RPID on 0300 300 2222 or BESMailbox@gov.scot.
All sheep & goat keepers should have received an Inventory or Survey either by email or in the post, please complete, as soon as possible. The best way to do this is online. The link and password are in your email or printed on your form. If you are a sheep or goat keeper but haven’t received a form, please check your emails. Otherwise please contact the Scottish Government at 0300 244 9725 (ScotEID cannot issue the emails or the forms).
More information is available at www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Agriculture-Fisheries/Publications/SGAI-DAS
Scottish Government have announced a replacement for the current CTS Links System. The new system is called ScotMoves and will be hosted here on ScotEID.
The deadline for recording the Beef Efficiency Scheme calving data has been extended deadline extended to 31 July 2016
The deadline to apply for the Beef Efficiency Scheme has been extended from 31 May to 15 June 2016.
From 2 March it will be a legal requirement for pig keepers to report any suspected cases of PED to the Scottish Pig Disease Control Centre (01466 705247), who will provide advice to affected keepers. There will be no mandatory restrictions or culling if PED is suspected or confirmed. A highly pathogenic PED strain has caused significant problems in China, North America and more recently has been seen in the Ukraine, so vigilance and early reporting is essential.
For more information visit the Scottish Government website