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.
The latest news on the BVD Eradication Scheme from Scottish Government in presentation format.
BVD Eradication Scheme Update August 2015
The possible implementation of voluntary bovine EID as part of European legislation offers significant opportunities to the industry. However, the existing GB cattle numbering system is incompatible with the EID standard (ISO 11784) to be required by Europe. Therefore, there is a significant challenge in finding a cost-effective solution which will not discourage voluntary uptake of bovine EID. This paper details the problems, possible solutions and trade-offs.
Bovine EID numbering