Central point recording centre for sheep: application

Form for a premises to apply for approval to operate as a central point recording centre for sheep and goats electronic identification.

Applies to England and Wales


Sheep electronic identification (EID) central point recording centre: application form CPRC A1 (England and Wales)

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This form applies to markets, abattoirs and collection centres in England and Wales who wish to provide the service of central point recording centres (CPRCs) for sheep and goat keepers. These premises must be approved by Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

CPRCs can read the individual information of electronically identified (EID) sheep and goats on behalf of keepers who move their animals from holdings to these premises.

The centre provides a copy of this data to the keeper to complete the animal movement information in their holding registers and meet the recording requirements of The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (England) Order 2009 and The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Wales) Order 2009.

APHA also works with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in England and Wales on approving abattoirs who wish to provide this service for keepers moving electronically identified sheep to slaughter. The local authority will work with the applicant on a contingency plan, if required.

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Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 14 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Link to list of approved CPRCs removed as list has been withdrawn - it is out of date. Keepers can check directly with the premises to find out if it is a CPRC.

  2. Data protection statement updated on form

  3. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  4. First published.