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
Protecting Negative Herds, and how to achieve a negative status for Not Negative Herds.
A 2 page A5 leaflet sent out by ScotEID in August 2015. This leaflet is available and free to use in its entirety. It may be suitable for use to markets and vets for their catalogues and newsletters.