14/11/2013: ScotEID Phase 4 plan

The ScotEID Phase 4 development plan outlines the current work of the ScotEID research and development team. The overall objective is to utilise applied research and development to explore the feasibility of a Scottish multi-species livestock relational database system capable of interfacing with other data systems to meet regulatory requirements for the UK Member States well as taking on board additional industry requirements.

Current work includes new software to allow farmers to record farm to farm sheep movements electronically, completion of the BVD database including systems to provide faster data transfer from CTS and laboratories, research into practical systems for cattle EID, and data sharing arrangements to provide information for fast accurate tracing in the event of a disease outbreak.

ScotEID Phase 4 plan

07/11/2013: BVD eradication phase 3

In January 2014 we will enter phase 3 of the BVD eradication scheme. This will require, along with a continuation of mandatory annual screening:

  • A ban on knowingly selling/moving cattle infected with BVDV;
  • Requiring the herd's BVD status to be declared before sale; and,
  • Restrictions on untested herds/animals

Further information on these control measures from the Scot Gov website

Anyone with any concerns should not hesitate to contact the BVD helpline help@scoteid.com / 0300 244 9823 (open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).

19/07/13: BVD Update

Over 90 per cent of farmers have tested for BVD in the first year of mandatory testing, which is an excellent result and tremendous progress in the on-going fight against BVD.
Reminder letters have been sent by Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) to farmers who have yet to test:

19/04/2013: ScotEID UHF Livestock Technical Conference, Dingwall Mart, Scotland

ScotEID held an international conference on the practical use of UHF for cattle tag identification at Auchmore farm, Muir of Ord and at Dingwall market. The conference attracted speakers and visitors from around the world. A report on the conference and speakers is available on the link below. Papers presented at the conference will be e-mailed on request to help@scoteid.com.

Download the report

WYSIWYG EID for cattle: a ScotEID proposal
Strathcylyde University report on UHF transponders (security etc.)