Cattle passport

Werzle

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Location
Midlands
I have a steer thats 9 months old and it turns out i never registered it for some unknown reason, anyone know whats the best thing to do?

TIA
Is it tagged and if it is how did the next animal get registered without it being flashed up? If it isnt tagged your best bet (i have heard) is to just apply for a pp as if its a calf. Failing that, eat it.
 

Hesstondriver

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Location
Huntingdon
Is it tagged and if it is how did the next animal get registered without it being flashed up? If it isnt tagged your best bet (i have heard) is to just apply for a pp as if its a calf. Failing that, eat it.
i don think you have to register in ear tag order.

if you register it it i think will need a DNA test / dam verification.

or notify bcms that it will stay on farm until death (freezer) this will mean you are not doing anything wrong if you get an inspection
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
i don think you have to register in ear tag order.

if you register it it i think will need a DNA test / dam verification.

or notify bcms that it will stay on farm until death (freezer) this will mean you are not doing anything wrong if you get an inspection
i would be amazed if they let you skip registering tag numbers . Book it to a barren dam that hasnt calved in 9mths
 

Agrivator

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I once heard of a dreadful criminal act where someone in a similar situation had a registered calf die. It was of the same sex and of similar age to within a few months as the unregistered calf. I know this is hard to believe, but he cut the tags out of the dead calf, and sent it off to the knackery without recording the event.

He then ordered a new tag for the dead calf and tagged the unregistered calf, which for some reason managed to lose the other tag which had to be re-ordered and replaced some time later. I don't know whether or not it was the same sex, but such a devious character would have sent the passport back to BCMS for correction a few weeks later.

I know it was a heinous crime and the perpetrator deserved to be fined heavily for such an irresponsible act which could have had a severe effect on food safety and public health.
 

Weasel

Member
Location
in the hills
I once heard of a dreadful criminal act where someone in a similar situation had a registered calf die. It was of the same sex and of similar age to within a few months as the unregistered calf. I know this is hard to believe, but he cut the tags out of the dead calf, and sent it off to the knackery without recording the event.

He then ordered a new tag for the dead calf and tagged the unregistered calf, which for some reason managed to lose the other tag which had to be re-ordered and replaced some time later. I don't know whether or not it was the same sex, but such a devious character would have sent the passport back to BCMS for correction a few weeks later.

I know it was a heinous crime and the perpetrator deserved to be fined heavily for such an irresponsible act which could have had a severe effect on food safety and public health.

Was this in the Scottish borders?
 
I once heard of a dreadful criminal act where someone in a similar situation had a registered calf die. It was of the same sex and of similar age to within a few months as the unregistered calf. I know this is hard to believe, but he cut the tags out of the dead calf, and sent it off to the knackery without recording the event.

He then ordered a new tag for the dead calf and tagged the unregistered calf, which for some reason managed to lose the other tag which had to be re-ordered and replaced some time later. I don't know whether or not it was the same sex, but such a devious character would have sent the passport back to BCMS for correction a few weeks later.

I know it was a heinous crime and the perpetrator deserved to be fined heavily for such an irresponsible act which could have had a severe effect on food safety and public health.
This is why i dont want to cut any corners and do it by the book!
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
This is why i dont want to cut any corners and do it by the book!
If you rightly want to be honest and do it by the book you will have to ring bcms then. Apparently now if need the sex or breed altered on a pp you just send it back clearly marked, they do not want to speak to you or give you a reference number anymore.
 

mixed breed

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Shropshire
My neighbour missed to register the last 6 of his spring calves, around Christmas he was getting everything straight for tb test and realised his error. He was up front and honest when he phoned bcms. He cited dementia as the issue and they registered them without too much bother, but (bcms warned him) he did get a visit from defra and trading standards a month or two after the event.
 

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