Guidance

Update your holding details

If you keep cattle, bison or buffalo, make sure the relevant organisations hold up-to-date and accurate details for you and your holding.

Whenever your contact details change, it is important to notify:

  • the organisation that registered your holding
  • the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS)
  • the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

They need correct details so they can get in touch with you.

An incorrect telephone number may also stop you using the Cattle Tracing System self-service phone line.

Which details you need to keep up to date

You should contact the organisations below if there is a change to any of these details:

  • business title
  • telephone number
  • holding address (ie where the cattle are kept)
  • correspondence name and address (if different from your holding address)
  • email address

Who to contact

Wherever your holding is located, you should contact:

In addition:

How to contact BCMS

British Cattle Movement Service

Curwen Road
Derwent Howe
Workington
Cumbria
CA14 2DD

Normal BCMS helpline opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, closed weekends and bank holidays. All calls charged at local rate.

A Welsh version of this page is also available

Published 6 May 2014