Calf Care- ‘Moo-vements’ made easy

Patrick Bolger

| Uncategorized

| Mar 22, 2019

calves in shed straw

Herdwatch allows farmers to apply for movement certs in seconds through the app. When you sell animals privately you can apply for the movement certs on the spot and have the movement completed before the animal even leaves the yard!


Due to new cattle movement regulations implemented from the 4th Feburary 2019.

  • You cannot apply for movement certs for animals less than 10 days old. 
  • The movement cert is now only valid for 10 days, this has been reduced from 30 days. 

Find out more on the new cattle movement regulations

How to apply for a movement cert in Herdwatch?

  • When you apply for a movement cert in Herdwatch, you can send the movement cert number via a text to the buyer this completely eliminates the paperwork when selling cattle privately.
  • Alternatively the movement cert will also be emailed to you, which can be printed out, signed and posted to the department to complete the movement. 

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Steps to follow when applying for a movement cert:

> Tap The Orange Plus (+) Button in the bottom right hand corner
> Record a Remedy or Compliance Event
> Animal Movements
> Movement Out
> Input Buyers Details (Name, Number, Herd Number)                                                              > Tap Next in the top right hand corner
> Select the animals been moved (Max ten animals per movement cert)
> Tap Save in the Top right hand corner
> Tap Apply for cert now (You will need your Herdwatch 6 digit pin at this stage)
> Tap send cert to Buyer. ( This will create a message in your phone which you can then text to the Buyer)

Try Herdwatch for FREE

Herdwatch is fully compliant with Bord Bia and EU quality assurance standards, and allows farmers to register calves and manage cattle movements on their phone. It is fully integrated with ICBF so farmers can see their breeding, milk records and EBI/Eurostar information on Herdwatch.

You too can join over 10,000 happy farmers saving time on farm paperwork and managing their farms more efficiently for FREE.

The Free-Plan allows farmers to:

  • Download their Herd from APHIS (NI), BCMS (UK) or Agfood (IRL) 
  • Record 5 calf registrations
  • Record their medicine purchases
  • Record Heat detection and general tasks


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