Agri Vehicles Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: tagging  (Read 1910 times)


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
« on: September 24, 2015, 03:14:42 pm »
Do you get a new flock number if you move holdings/house? I didn't think you did but just tried to order some and been told otherwise.


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: tagging
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 06:52:03 pm »
Yes, tells which county/ parish / holding   you live in = CPH
« Last Edit: September 25, 2015, 11:34:47 am by shep53 »


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
Re: tagging
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 09:31:46 pm »
I have a new cph, got that a while ago. But i wasnt aware our flock number would also change. Bit of an unwanted surprise.


  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: tagging
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 12:54:37 pm »
Sorry need  to think about what I'm reading !      Your  flock number is specific to your holding  ,no idea and can't find an answer as to the information in the 6 digits


  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Nr Crediton in Devon
Re: tagging
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 08:16:26 am »
Yes. Flock number is specific to holding. In terms of traceability it is far more important to know where an animal came from geographically, than who was looking after it


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
Re: tagging
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 08:23:18 am »
So just to complicate things does that mean as we have two blocks of land with different CPH's we should have two flock numbers?

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: tagging
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 08:26:10 am »
If the keeper remains the same the flock number belongs to the main farm.  We have permanent grazing on a neighbour's smallholding with its own CPH but the flock number is that of the main farm.


  • Joined Jul 2015
Re: tagging
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2015, 09:13:52 am »
I have three different flock numbers and 5 different CPH numbers, just to mix things up a bit

Badger Nadgers

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Derbyshire/North Staffs
Re: tagging
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 09:08:01 pm »
According to it's linked to the main CPH no.

"APHA will give you a unique flock or herd mark, which is a 6 digit number used to identify your flock or herd that is linked to your main CPH.  "

(APHA was the AHVLA I assume)

According to  it's per type of livestock and potentially more if you want:

"You will require different numbers for each type of livestock you wish to keep. You are also able to request separate numbers to identify different flocks.

Cattle Herd numbers and Sheep Flock numbers follow the pattern of a Country identifier followed by a unique 6 digit number, eg: UK 171688.

It is possible to be issued with the same number for cattle and sheep if you choose to keep both types of stock."
« Last Edit: September 29, 2015, 09:10:41 pm by Badger Nadgers »



Started by Rainyplace (6.32)

Replies: 16
Views: 9274
Last post September 10, 2009, 06:02:56 pm
by kaz

Started by tommytacit (6.32)

Replies: 3
Views: 2338
Last post October 18, 2010, 11:21:42 am
by Fleecewife
EID tagging

Started by Whistlin (6.32)

Replies: 5
Views: 3345
Last post January 16, 2011, 10:10:08 pm
by waterhouse

Started by ceilidhband (6.32)

Replies: 5
Views: 2928
Last post June 20, 2011, 07:07:47 pm
by shearling
Help with ear tagging

Started by piggy (6.32)

Replies: 5
Views: 3174
Last post July 31, 2011, 09:38:10 am
by jaykay

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2023. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS