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Cattle passport is changing
On 1 August 2011 the cattle passport will change to a single-page passport. The new passport will contain all the same information as the chequebook-style passport and there will be no changes to the rules. This means that we will no longer supply movement cards as part of the passport, and keepers who currently report movements using paper will need to find other methods for animals that have a single-page passport.
For further information click here.
Tip of the Week
Did you know that to report an animal moving ON/OFF or OFF/ON your holding on the same day you can now do this through the Upload/Download screen. Using the blue underlined Click Here link in the Uploaded Movements/Deaths section of this screen.
Reducing paper for cattle keepers
If you have applied for the majority of your cattle passports using CTS Online within the last 12 months, you will no-longer receive paper application forms when you order new ear tags. We have taken this decision in response to customer feedback.
What can I do with CTS Online?
You can use CTS Online to report births and movements, on and off your holding. You will receive notification that we have received this information. At any time, you can ensure that we hold an accurate record of your cattle. You can also transfer data files to and from a spreadsheet or a farm management package.
"A very easy and quick method. It saves a lot of time, and there is not the same chance of errors in reading the tag numbers from the application forms, and you are not relying on the post."
CTS Online is simple, efficient and free. It saves you time and paperwork and is always available. By working online, you can be confident that all records are accurate and that you will receive your passports with no delays.
Agent Access

If you wish to appoint an agent or you are an agent and wish to enrol you can find out more about Agent Access by clicking here.

How do I get started?

Preparing to use CTS Online is a three step process. You will only need to go through the first two steps once.

  1. Register with the Government Gateway
  2. Enrol for CTS Online
  3. Log in to CTS Online
  1. If you do not have a Government Gateway User ID, you will need to register for Government Gateway before you can enrol for CTS Online.
    For instructions on how to Register for Government Gateway follow the
    Registration and Enrolment Process
  2. If you have not yet enrolled to the BCMS CTS Online service you will need to do so. You will need your CPH number and CTS Online ID to enrol for the service
    For instructions on how to enrol for the BCMS CTS Online service, follow the
    Registration and Enrolment Process
  3. If you have successfully enrolled for the BCMS CTS Online service, click the 'Log in' button to access the service. You will need your Government Gateway User ID and password to login.