15 March 1999
Cattle passports reach 1 million

By FWi staff

MORE than a million cattle passports have been issued since the launch of the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) on 28 September last year.

The BCMS has also processed more than a million passports of slaughtered cattle, said junior agriculture minister Jeff Rooker a written parliamentary answer.

More than 600,000 live cattle movements have now been entered on to the Cattle Tracing System database.

The BCMS helpline which has dealt with 140,000 phone calls from farmers.