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Sheep and Goat Identification and Traceability - Guidance for Keepers In Scotland

DescriptionGuidance for keepers on the new requirements on the identification and traceability of sheep and goats.
Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2010
Website Publication DateFebruary 08, 2010


ISBN 978 0 7559 8241 7 (Web only publication)

This document is also available in pdf format (752k)

This guidance explains the new rules for sheep and goat identification and recording from 31 December 2009.

The guidance is designed to be a general guide to help you meet the requirements of the law, in relation to identification and traceability. It does not cover the full range of legal requirements that apply if you keep sheep or goats. You should make sure you keep and refer to any other publications sent by other Government agencies relating to Common Agricultural Policy payment schemes and animal health and veterinary developments.

Further copies of the guidance are available from:

Rural Directorate
Animal Health and Welfare Directorate
Animal Health - Disease Prevention
Pentland House
47 Robb's Loan
EH14 1TY

Tel No: 0131 556 8400
Fax No: 0131 244 6641
Email: livestock.id@scotland.gsi.gov.uk



What is electronic identification ( EID)?
Getting started
What are the requirements?
Animal categories
Dates for recording additional information in the holding register and movement document
Section 1: Identification - sheep
Section 2: Identification - goats
Section 3: The holding register
Section 4: Movement documents ( MD)
Section 5: Critical control point ( CCP) recording
Section 6: Exports and imports (intra-Community trade)
Section 7: Sheep and goat identification inspections
Annex A: Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate Offices
Annex B: Animal Health Divisional Offices