Are you using the CTS Online service?

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The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) is writing to users who frequently post their cattle notifications such as births, deaths and movements to encourage them to use its online services.

This is due to the majority of its offices now being closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions leading to a delay in postal applications being opened and processed.

Click here to see a copy of the letter.

The letter explains how to use the CTS Online service to submit passport applications as well as what to do if you need to continue using the postal service.

More about the CTS Online service

The Cattle Tracing System Online (CTSO) is a free online service available at

It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can use it to view all the cattle on your holding and to:

  • Report births, movements and deaths for your holding
  • See the information BCMS holds about your cattle
  • Send BCMS information electronically to resolve problems

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