17 July 1998

Trace packs soon

GOVERNMENT officials will begin dispatching information packs to all cattle keepers on the Cattle Tracing System next week.

The pack will include guidance notes and sticky bar-code labels. These should be checked immediately to ensure that the name and address of where the cattle are kept is correct. The County, Parish, Holding number must also be checked.

If there are any mistakes, owners should ring the British Cattle Movement Services helpline on 0845-050 1234 straight away.