- British Cattle Movement Service
- Part of:
- Guidance on keeping cattle, bison and buffalo in Great Britain, Cattle deaths, Cattle identification and registration, and Cattle movements
- 6 May 2014
- Applies to:
- England, Scotland, and Wales
What to do if you realise you’ve submitted incorrect information or mistakenly reported an animal as dead or missing.
If you have submitted incorrect information when reporting a birth, death or movement to the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS), you must contact BCMS as soon as you become aware of the error. BCMS will advise you about what action to take and amend its records.
You will need to explain the issue, and give details including your County Parish Holding (CPH) number and the animal’s ear tag number.
Animals reported dead or missing by mistake
If you have reported an animal as dead or missing in error, you must inform BCMS as soon as you become aware of the problem. You must not move the animal without a valid passport.
Contact BCMS immediately
What to expect from BCMS
BCMS will carry out checks and if possible reissue a passport within 15 days.
If the checks are unsuccessful, then BCMS may not reissue a passport. Instead, it will issue a notice of registration.
British Cattle Movement Service
BCMS helpline 0345 050 1234
Helpline for cattle keepers in Wales 0345 050 3456
Normal BCMS helpline opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, closed weekends and bank holidays. All calls charged at local rate.
Published: 6 May 2014