CAITHNESS SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION SHOW & SALE OF MV ACCREDITED AND NON ACCREDITED RAMS AND RAM LAMBS
FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2021
SHOW : 8.30 am SALE : 10.30am
SHEEP IDENTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY REQUIREMENTS
DOUBLE TAGGING REQUIREMENTS FROM 31 DECEMBER 2009
The new EID regulations require animals born or first identified after 31 December 2009 to be EID
double tagged with the exception of animals intended for slaughter
Tagging Requirements For both the single and double tagging requirements the tags must be applied
within nine months of birth, or when they first move off the holding of birth if that is sooner, and must
have the following information -
Slaughter animals All animals intended for domestic slaughter within 12 months of age must be
identified using a single electronic slaughter tag (batch tag). This has only the flockmark printed on the
outside of the tag, and the flockmark and individual number programmed into the electronic chip
Fully EID identified animals (born or identified after 31 December 2009 and kept for breeding or
beyond 12 months of age) two identifiers, one electronic and one conventional - with ‘UK’ followed by a
‘0’, then your unique flockmark, followed by a five-digit animal number printed on the outside of the tag,
and also programmed into the electronic chip
Movement documents It is a legal requirement that all sheep must be accompanied with a properly
completed and signed Scottish Government Movement Document when moving to the market to allow
accurate notification of movements to SAMU
Sheep Tagging Requirements 2015 From 1st January 2015 all sheep born before 1st January 2010
which are not already EID tagged should be upgraded prior to moving to market. These sheep should
be double tagged, one of which must be an EID tag.
SHEEP SCAB ORDER
Any person who suspects a sheep may be infected by sheep scab must notify the DVM. Where the
presence of sheep scab is suspected movement restrictions are triggered, prohibiting the movement of
sheep onto or off the premises until either :
All affected sheep or carcases have been either treated or disposed of and the owner / keeper has
notified the DVM, in writing, within 2 weeks of treatment including (i) the date of treatment, (ii) the
number of animals treated and (iii) the treatment used.
A veterinary surgeon has notified the DVM that in their opinion there are no affected sheep or carcasses
on the premises and has not been for at least 16 days.
13 DAY STANDSTILL : MARKETS
• Livestock moving of f a market or returning home unsold will always trigger a 13day standstill on that
holding, (20 days for pigs), unless for slaughter or if another specific exemption applies.
• The use of approved Separation Facilities (agreed in advance with SGRPID) may allow movement
to and from sales without affecting other stock on the holding.
• It is the consignor’s responsibility to ensure that movements comply with current legislation.
Further information is available from SGRPID, Thainstone Court, Inverurie. Agricultural Staff 01467
626222. Animal Health : 01467 626610.
WELFARE OF ANIMALS DURING TRANSPORT
It is an offence to transport pregnant female animals to market for sale if they have reached the latest
stage of gestation (within 10% of the estimated time of the gestation before birth) and for a period of one
week after giving birth.
FOOD CHAIN INFORMATION
VETERINARY MEDICAL WITHDRAWALS
Unless otherwise stated at the time of sale (either by the auctioneer, on the catalogue or the display
screens) all livestock are sold as having completed all withdrawal periods for any veterinary medicines
they have received. For any animals under treatment the details must be completed in the movement
declaration form. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that any animal destined for the food
chain are outwith any withdrawal periods.
New Livestock keepers:
Requirement to register with your Animal Health Office.
New keepers of the main livestock species (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs) are required to register their
herds and flocks, and the ‘‘holdings’’ they are kept on. This applies to any number of animals.
VERSION 1 2017
NOTICE TO BUYERS
All sheep to be paid on day of sale, before removal from the mart premises.
Rams are not warranted to pass quarantine. Buyers for export are advised to
insure against all risks. Unless otherwise stated, breeders shall keep rams for
the short period awaiting entry to quarantine, but will not be liable for damage,
losses or expenses involved.
Buyers from Ireland should make themselves familiar with their country’s
regulations for entry before purchase.
Compulsory Insurance no longer operates at this sale but Ram Insurance, if
required, can be arranged by contacting
NFU Mutual Insurance Society
4 Brabster Street, Thurso
Telephone : 01847 895005 : Fax : 01847 893098
Fraser Tennant Ltd
Robertson House, 1 Whitefriars Crescent, Perth, PH2 0PA
Telephone : 01738 627111 : Fax : 01738 630923
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE PRICES :
SHEARLING & AGED RAMS : £300
RAM LAMBS : £150