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Farming - cattle passports

All cattle born after 1st July 1996 must have a passport.

A cattle passport is a government issued document which states an animal’s:

  • date of birth
  • official ear tag number
  • ear tag number of the dam
  • breed
  • sex

All cattle born after 1st July 1996 must have a passport. The passport stays with the animal throughout its life and includes all movements and changes of ownership.

Cattle passports may be obtained from the British Cattle Movement Service. Telephone their helpline on 0845 050 1234.

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