20/09/2021: Registration for ScotMoves+

Cattle keepers in Scotland that are required to register for ScotMoves+ are due to receive a Registration for ScotMoves+ letter which includes a unique one-time-only-use ‘registration code’.  Keepers already registered for the existing system ScotMoves have been automatically registered for ScotMoves+.    This can be checked on the menu item ‘ScotMoves+ Registration'. The switch over is scheduled for the 4th October 2021. You do not have to register before the 4th October but you will need to be registered to record cattle births, deaths or moves on ScotEID when you need to from October onwards.

Links to the issued communications are below:

06/09/2021: Switch Over to ScotEID - scheduled for the 4th of October 2021

Cattle keepers in Scotland are due to receive an introductory letter and a booklet containing questions and answers regarding the switch over of keepers, currently reporting their cattle records to BCMS, to begin reporting all their cattle records to ScotEID.  The switch over is scheduled for the 4th October 2021.

Links to the issued communications are below:

Covering Letter

Keeper switch over Q & A

If you have not received this communication by the 10th of September, and you would like paper copies sent out, please contact ScotEID.

03/02/2021: Data Protection Policy update

Please note that our Data Protection Policy has been updated.  The update includes the addition of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) who may require limited access for data on trichinella controls for the export of live pigs and pig meat.  Also included is a new reference where limited data and analysis may be used towards reducing emissions intensity of livestock systems by improving on-farm production and greenhouse gas efficiencies. Other small changes include reference to withdrawal from the European Union, which may be subject to further updating.

ScotEID Data Protection Policy

15/01/21: Pig export health certification - stakeholder update

Please see the update below from the Defra trade Readiness Team:

Trichinella and live pig/pig meat export

What is happening with the UK’s listing application for trichinella controls and the export of live pigs and pig meat?

Defra applied to the EU Commission for listing of GB as a third country to allow us to certify live pigs or pig meat for export as coming from controlled housing without the need for trichinella testing.

GB has been granted use of a derogation from testing un-weaned piglets under the age of 5 weeks.

We are awaiting the final outcome of our application regarding the ability to certify other pigs or fresh meat from them as coming from controlled housing without the need for trichinella testing.