Unfortunately, a colleague in the ScotEID Huntly office has tested positive for Covid. This will mean that the office must adhere to the procedures for NHS Test & Protect. This may mean that our normal service is interrupted as we change to more work from home. Please bear with us during this time. Thank you Bob Yuill – Director.
Cattle keepers that are required to register for ScotMoves+ are due to receive a registration letter including a ‘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 then but you will need to be registered once you need to record cattle births, deaths or moves.
Links to the issued communications:
- Register for ScotMoves+ Letter
- Notification Letter - Already registered for ScotMoves+
- New Scottish passport Information sheet
- Scottish passport sample front
- Scottish passport sample back
If you have not received this communication by the 24th of September, please contact ScotEID.
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:
If you have not received this communication by the 10th of September, and you would like paper copies sent out, please contact ScotEID.
Our work in progress report for 2020 into 2021 details the research and development of UHF EID technology on Scottish farms, markets and abattoirs. It describes why UHF is the technology of choice for cattle identification.
SAOS will be hosting a free webinar “Transforming Scottish Farming through Smart Sensor Farming” on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 7pm. More details can be found in the link below.
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.
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.
Until the outcome is known, GB exports of live pigs or fresh pig meat will not be able to be certified as coming from controlled housing
When will the final outcome be known?
This is not expected before the end of February 2021 at the earliest. We will keep industry updated on the latest position.
Is this a change to the guidance issued on 1 January 2021?
This latest position reflects the status of Defra’s discussions with the EU Commission. It is intended to reduce the risk of pigs and pig meat being rejected when entering Member States.
What about exports from Northern Ireland?
Northern Ireland does not need to be listed as a third country for export purposes but does need to be identified alongside Member States as a country using controlled housing.
The ScotEID Office will be closed on:
- Friday 25/12/2020 & Monday 28/12/2020
- Friday 01/01/2021 and Monday 04/01/2021
If you need to contact us during this time, please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a short telephone message on our answer machine and we will get back to you.
Stay safe and we wish you all the best over the festive period.