- British Cattle Movement Service
- Part of:
- Guidance on keeping cattle, bison and buffalo in Great Britain and Cattle identification and registration
- 6 May 2014
- Applies to:
- England, Scotland, and Wales
You get bar code labels when you register your holding. If you run out, the British Cattle Movement Service will send you more on request.
The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) uses bar code labels (also called holding address labels) to read information about holdings automatically. Cattle keepers receive a supply of bar code labels when they first register their holding with BCMS.
Request more bar code labels
BCMS will send you new bar code labels for free.
When you receive the labels, check the information on them is correct. If it isn’t, contact BCMS. Store the labels securely.
What to use bar code labels for
You need to use bar codes on:
- application forms for cattle passports
- movement cards in chequebook-style passports
- passport movement summaries
- passport death details sections
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