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Livestock keepers should continue to follow regulatory livestock reporting and registration requirements.

Restrictions introduced by coronavirus have resulted in organisations enabling homeworking wherever possible. Key services such as livestock registrations and movement reporting are ongoing. But we encourage all keepers to use electronic reporting channels where possible. You can find out how to register at the websites listed below. Using postal services to report movements on paper could result in a delay. So you should consider this before moving animals.

Tag manufacturers and suppliers are classed as critical supply businesses. They remain open, but keepers should ensure they have enough animal tags on their holding. Again, delays in postal services could result in delivery delays. So, when ordering tags, you must ensure you allow enough time.

You should contact the relevant service:

  • if you have any livestock registration and movement queries
  • if you have any issues with the current reporting timescales

You should also check for any changes to reporting processes during this time.

Livestock Organisation Website Telephone Self Service Line Email
Sheep/goats EIDCymru logo https://www.eidcymru.org 01970 636959   contact@eidcymru.org
Cattle British cattle Movement Service logo http://www.bcms.gov.uk 0345 0503456 0345 0111212 Eng
0345 0111213 Wel
bcmsenquiries@rpa.gov.uk
Pigs electronic pig movement service logo https://www.eaml2.org.uk 0844 3358400   https://www.pighub.org.uk/iip/footer_nav/contactus.eb
Horses Keepers can contact their local Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) or their specific breed PIO https://gov.wales/horse-passports-issuing-organisations-manage-studbooks     EquineIDceffylau@gov.wales

Friends, relatives, or neighbours can continue to assist you, if necessary. But you must follow government social distancing guidelines.

You can contact our Farm Liaison Service (FLS) if you need help or guidance.

For any other livestock identification and movement reporting queries, please contact us.

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