23/01/2024 Sending post to ScotEID - incorrect postage

We have been receiving an increasing number of postal charges, due to the incorrect postage being affixed to envelopes sent to ScotEID. This can result in delays in us receiving and processing your data. 

For example, if the envelope is thicker than 5mm, weighs more than 100g (but less than 2kg) and/or is larger than A5, then a large letter stamp should be used. More information on sizes and weights can be found at Royal Mail Letters and Parcels.

We are also receiving old stamps that are no longer valid, please ensure that you no longer use the old stamps. Further information is available at Royal Mail - Know where your old stamps are.  Please ensure you buy your stamps from a reputable source and do not reuse stamps that have been sent to you as we are seeing a number of counterfeit and reused stamps.

If you are unsure about any of the above, then please take guidance from Royal Mail staff. Please note that these charges may be passed onto the sender/keeper, along with an administrative fee. 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

29/12/2023: Reminder - Sheep and Goat Inventory 2023 survey link

The Sheep and Goat Inventory 2023 Survey is available on this link: https://survey.scoteid.com/

The password required to sign on to the Survey can be found on the letter sent by the Animal Health and Welfare Disease Prevention Team within Scottish Government.  The letters were posted on Tuesday 28th November. 

This year,  the Sheep and Goat Inventory is available to complete via the online survey only. More information is available in the guidance.  The online survey has been extended to 31/01/2024, please ensure your  Sheep and Goat Inventory is completed by then.

Please use the email address sheepandgoatinventory@gov.scot for any queries regarding the Sheep and Goat Inventory.

18/12/2023 ScotEID office festive opening hours

The Huntly office is closed Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of December 2023, and Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of January 2024 over the festive period.  The answer machine is available for short messages to be left over this period or alternatively please send an email in to help@scoteid.com and we will get back to you when we return to the office.

We wish you all the best over the festive period.

 

12/12/2023 Export Eligibility Checker is now available

On the left hand menu the Export Eligibility functions are now available with links to more information.

For keepers, marts, abattoirs, and FSS; export eligibility

For Vets; Recording and Viewing Vet Attestations can be found on the export eligibility home page when signed in to ScotEID.

For user guides please click here.

The Scottish Government release is on this link,  Vet Visits: Providing Evidence for Exports

30/11/2023: Sheep and Goat Inventory for 2023 - Now open to complete

The survey to complete the Sheep and Goat Inventory for 2023 is now open and available on this link:

https://survey.scoteid.com/

Sheep and Goat keepers have been sent a letter from the Animal Health and Welfare Disease Prevention Team within Scottish Government containing the password required to sign on to the Survey using the link above.  The letters were posted on Tuesday 28th November. 

This year,  the Sheep and Goat Inventory is available to complete via the online survey only. More information is available in the guidance.  The survey closes on the 31st December, please ensure your  Sheep and Goat Inventory is completed by then.  Please use the email address sheepandgoatinventory@gov.scot for queries regarding the Sheep and Goat Inventory which can be used to send a question or request a call back. Please use this email address if you have not received your letter by 12/12/2023.

08/11/2023: New Vet Attestation, if not Farm Assured, from 13 December 2023

From 13 December 2023, livestock presented at an abattoir, from which animal product is to be exported to the EU, must have come from a holding with a farm assured status (QMS or Red Tractor) or have a Veterinary Attestation in place. The Export Eligibility Checker on ScotEID will be available from the 13 December 2023 to check a holding's export eligibility status.

For more information regarding the export eligibility requirements and how to acquire a Veterinary Attestation, if you need one, please click on the 'read more' link below.

15/09/2023 Using Ultra High Frequency (UHF) for cattle electronic identification (EID) updated summary of ScotEID findings September 2023

Following a Scottish Industry request UHF-EID for cattle has been trialled progressively in Scotland over the past decade.  Testing under commercial conditions across farms, marts and abattoirs confirms that the technology is reliable and presents significant opportunities as well as advantages over the alternative of LF-EID.  You can read the full report here.

08/09/2023: African Swine Fever

All pig keepers are reminded to review their biosecurity plans and remain vigilant for signs of African swine fever (ASF) or increased mortality.

African swine fever continues to spread in Europe with Sweden becoming the 24th country in Europe to declare disease. Watch this short video for key messaging to keep ASF out.

Wild boar or feral pigs are considered to be a non-native, invasive species in Scotland. Report sightings online at https://irecord.org.uk using ‘wild boar’ or by emailing info@sears.scotland.gov.uk