Are you ready to switch over from BCMS to ScotEID?


Are you ready to switch over from BCMS to ScotEID?


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| Sep 24, 2021

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Are you ready to switch over from BCMS to ScotEID?

When is it happening?
On Monday, the 4th October, all Scottish cattle keepers will switch to a new system, ScotMoves+, on ScotEID to register calves, or record private sales, show moves, bull hire or on-farm deaths.

Will this affect how I use Herdwatch?
No, there will be no impact on how you record your data in Herdwatch. However, all of your calf registrations and movements which are simply and easily recorded in Herdwatch are sent to BCMS (via your CTS login) today. From the 4th of October, this will change to ScotEID.  


Do I need to do anything?
Yes, all Scottish farmers switching over to ScotEID will need to create a new ScotMoves+ account. If you have not, you can download a copy of the user request form here –

I already have a ScotMoves+ account…

Great, you do not need to sign up again. On the 4th October, you will be asked to enter your ScotMoves+ account details into Herdwatch and the change over will be seemless. 


What if I have pending calf registrations or movements to process?

You need to complete all calf registrations and movements on/off before 7pm on the 1st of October. If not, you will have to wait until Monday 4th October to sync your herd with ScotEID and process them in the new system. 


How do I link my Herdwatch to ScotEID? 

Its easy, on the 4th October, you will see an alert in the Herdwatch app that indicates that your herd is no longer synced with CTS, click on alert and you will then be asked to enter your ScotEID username and password as below. Once you have done this, your animals will be downloaded from ScotEID into the Herdwatch app. 

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If you have any questions relating to ScotEID, you will find more information on the ScotEID website –


If you have any questions for Herdwatch, please contact us through the Message Centre in the app or call 02037732763 and we will be happy to help. 


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