NFU Warning Over Passport System

UK - The impending abolition of the CPP12 temporary calf passport is causing concern, warns the NFU.
calendar icon 30 March 2007
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The system is causing some North-West farmers serious concern, particularly those who foster calves on to suckler cows who have lost their calf. Alistair Mackintosh, NFU North-West livestock board chairman, said: "From Friday, April 6 farmers will no longer be able to move calves using temporary calf passports. They will need a full and validated passport before that new calf can be moved off the holding."

The NFU say there are approximately 30,000 animals in this country that don't have passports due to administration errors.

According to an independent review of livestock movement, many of these errors were because of discrepancies in the CPP12 temporary calf passport.

A new movement licence for animals under 27 days old will be available for keepers to use in exceptional circumstances such as flooding or fire or in welfare cases such as fostering. To move the calf, its navel must have healed.

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