Time running out to return sheep inventory form in Wales

Time is running out for Welsh farmers to return their 2019 annual sheep and goat inventory forms to EIDCymru, which are due by 1 February.

Failure to comply with the legal requirement could result in an increased chance of the holding being inspected.

NFU Cymru Livestock Board chairman Wyn Evans said: “Farmers should have received the forms by 1 January 2019 and with a relatively short time period to get the inventory form completed, I would urge all sheep and goat keepers to prioritise this work if you haven’t already done so.”

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According to NFU Cymru, farmers should:

  • Include the number of sheep and goats the farmer is the registered keeper of, by CPH location, on 1 January 2019
  • Record the number of sheep and goats on 1 January in their on-farm flock record to avoid a potential cross-compliance penalty
  • Complete and return the paper form they received before 1 January 2019
  • Or complete the form online via the EIDCymru website if already registered with EIDCymru

More information

Farmers can seek further information from the EIDCymru service helpline on: 01970 636 959 or by emailing contact@eidcymru.org

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