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  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: moving sheep
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2016, 02:18:10 pm »
Everyone is being very nice about this but let's not pussyfoot around.  It's illegal to keep sheep without a CPH number or to move them without a licence. Full stop. Anyone tempted to do so should Google Foot & Mouth disease 2001 and take a good, l-o-n-g look at the funeral pyres of six million animals.

Seems to me Billy_wiz is trying to do the right thing and is not intending to take the sheep unless everything is correct.

To be fair licences won't stop FMD but at least we would know where all stock is, has been or was going. Unfortunately, there will still be "pets" out there that on-one knows about.
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  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Cambridgeshire
Re: moving sheep
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2016, 03:03:46 pm »
So to your initial question and point that you don't want to get the current owner into trouble,  ask them if they have a CPH number and flock number.  If they do it is simply a case of ordering some ear tags and getting them on the sheep and then a movements licence.
If they have a CPH number but no flock number they need to speak with the local Animal Health office to get one, and if they have neither number ditto. If they don't want to do this then to be legal you would have to stay clear of these sheep.


  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: moving sheep
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2016, 03:06:49 pm »
Very well put pharnorth
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