29 August 1997
Cumbria cattle database site opens today
THE British Cattle Movement Service site at Workington, Cumbria, opens today – but will not begin operating until March.
The database forms part of the drive to persuade the European Union (EU) to lift its ban on exports of British beef.
The Workington site will handle mainly paper-based movements. Farmers will have to fill in cards when they buy and sell cattle to each other which will be processed at the site. The information will be fed into the database.