You need a county parish holding (CPH) number if you keep one or more of the following species:

  • cattle (including bison and buffalo)
  • deer
  • sheep
  • goats
  • pigs
  • poultry (more than 50 birds)

A CPH allows you to report livestock movements between locations.

To get a CPH number, you should use manage my CPH on RPW online.  If you are not an existing RPW online customer, you can register by clicking on the Register link on the same page.

If you have any problems, call the customer contact centre on 0300 062 5004.