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Bovine animal keeper holding register: changing what needs to be recorded

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We received 30 responses to this consultation.

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Seeking views on changing what needs to be recorded in holding registers for bovine animals brought onto holdings in England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about plans to change what needs to be recorded in the holding register. This applies to keepers of bovine animals (cattle, bison and buffalo) in England.

We propose to remove the requirement to record the identification number of the dam (mother) of any bovine animal brought on to a holding. Breeders will still have to record the identification of the dam for calves born on their holding.

These changes will amend the Cattle Identification Regulations 2007. It will reduce the regulatory burden on industry. These changes are part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge.

Published 20 August 2014
Last updated 23 January 2015 + show all updates
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