Cloone Show Takes Place Bank Holiday Monday August 7th 2017

Animal Movement & Regulation

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS – CATTLE

The following changes are being introduced for keepers of bovine animals who wish to show cattle – these changes apply for the 2015 show season.

  • Keepers of cattle are now required to obtain a Certificate of Compliance prior to the movement of an animal to a show
  • Certificates of Compliance can be obtained online from the Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) system through the www.agfood.ie facility or from the Cattle Movement Notification Agency.
  • When applying for a Certificate of Compliance, keepers should not specify a destination herd.
  • On the day of the Show, the Certificate of Compliance should be presented to the Show Secretary along with the bovine passport for the animal.
  • The keeper and the Show Secretary will then sign the Movement Notification section of the Certificate, which will then be sent to the local DVO for recording onto the AIM system.
  • Please note that only cattle for which a valid Certificate of Compliance is provided to the Show Secretary will be allowed to be shown on the day of the Show.
  • These certificates will replace the previously-used CMMS 4 forms.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS - HORSES AND OTHER EQUINES

Premises Registration

As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department. Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises.

Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of

  • The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came.
  • Premises registration number from which the equine came
  • Passport number/UEL number of the animal
  • It is important therefore that Show organisers should contact their local District Veterinary Office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements outlined above.

Any further information on the requirements for moving horses and equines to shows will be provided on the Department’s website at http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

No Objection to an award will be considered unless it is handed in (with the requisite fee, €25) to the Secretary before 6p.m on Showday. See Rule 5.

Cloone Agricultural Show would advise that all animal owners check their public liability insurance cover while exhibiting animals