|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
New rules for agricultural holding identifiers (CPH) and livestock movements
The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has yesterday launched a new system for defining agricultural holdings and registering temporary land in Wales.
The County Parish Holding (CPH) identifier is key in identifying and tracing the location of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.
Improvements to the CPH system will provide a quicker and more effective response to any animal disease outbreak and will harmonise movement reporting rules across species.
Land parcels within a CPH will be mapped, providing the Welsh Government and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with an improved record of a holding.
Complex rules, such as Sole Occupancy Authorities and Cattle Tracing System links (CTSlinks) will be removed, and a 10 mile distance rule will be introduced for all species.
This will allow livestock keepers the opportunity to control all land parcels in their management within 10 miles under one CPH reference.
The Cabinet Secretary said:
“Following a consultation earlier this year I am pleased to announce the launch of this new system. The changes have been developed in conjunction with the industry and will help disease prevention and outbreak control measures, benefiting keepers and the livestock industry as a whole. They are designed to simplify the current system and establish consistent rules across species in line with the objectives of the Strategic Framework for Agriculture.”
The changes will be rolled out gradually over a 2 year period. Until keepers are contacted by Rural Payment Wales (RPW), the current reporting rules remain unchanged, so they do not need to do anything other than to familiarise themselves with the planned changes.
The removal of CTSlinks is a priority so as of yesterday the British Cattle Movement Service will no longer permit new applications for CTSlinks.
Latest News from
Construction of International Convention Centre Wales begins24/06/2017 10:10:00
First Minister Carwyn Jones has marked the start of building work on the new International Convention Centre Wales in a ground breaking ceremony on the site at the Celtic Manor Resort.
First Minister pays tribute to Armed Forces community23/06/2017 16:07:00
First Minister Carwyn Jones will join with communities across South Wales to help celebrate Armed Forces Day this Saturday (24 June)
Focus of Brexit negotiations must be on securing transitional deal – First Minister Carwyn Jones23/06/2017 14:15:00
The focus of Brexit negotiations must now be on securing a transitional arrangement with the EU, First Minister Carwyn Jones, has said one year on from the EU referendum.
Celebrating digital skills in Welsh teaching23/06/2017 11:05:00
Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams attended the fifth National Digital Learning Event and Awards (NDLE) - a national conference aimed at raising the profile of digital learning and celebrating schools’ best practice in using technology in the classroom.