Follow these step by step instructions on logging animals on farm

First, you need to go to your farm settings and tick the box 'Send registrations and movements to BCMS'. You will receive T&C's that need to be accepted, and then click 'Save changes'. This MUST be done before you scan any passports.

  1. From your mobile app, on the home screen click on 'Scan passport'.

  2. You are now able to scan your animals passport. The barcode that you need to scan is at the bottom left of the passport. This should bring across animal details such as passport number, breed, date of birth and gender. Dam & sire will come across when the animal has fully synced with BCMS.

3. On the home page you will then see an update that there are movements that need approving and sending to BCMS.

4. If you need a reminder on how to send these movement, simply click on the update for more information.

Next, you will see the animal in your web app in the Regulatory Dashboard.

The dashboard will list all animals that have had movements, births or deaths logged within Breedr and will inform you that these movements need to be approved and sent to BCMS for registering purposes.

Click on the movements that are 'Ready to Approve'.

To approve and send to register these movements to BCMS, first check the information listed is correct. Select individual animals by them by highlighting them on the left or click on the top square to select all animals.

Next select the relevant action.

  • Change date - Move-on and move-off approvals only. Allows you to change the movement date that will be reported for these movements.

  • Abort - Aborting a movement means that the movement will not be sent to CTS. The movement will still be recorded in the Breedr system, it simply won't be transmitted to the regulator and it will disappear from the list.

  • Reject - Rejecting a movement means the movement will be reversed in the system and it will not be transmitted to the regulator's system.

  • Approve and send - Approving a movement confirms the movement is correct and transmits it to the regulator's system.

Once you have clicked 'Approve and send', the status of the movement will then show as 'pending'. It will show as pending for a few minutes and if they don't move to the 'Problems' column, they will have successfully been delivered to BCMS.

Your CTS account will update the following morning with your movements. If you notice any incorrect information after the push has been sent, please get in contact with BCMS directly to correct this.

Related articles:

Logging animals off farm

Logging births

Logging deaths

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