24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Statement

In light of new Government Guidance, it is important that The Cattle Information Service (CIS) protects the health of our employees, contract milk recorders, our customers and consumers.  As a result, our preferred option is to offer a DIY milk recording service, we understand though that this will be difficult for some.  If the milk recorder and farmer are satisfied that they can meet the required conditions below assisted milk recordings can go ahead.

  • Customer and milk recorder give mutual consent to carry out an on farm milk recording.
  • All milk recording equipment will be disinfected before going onto and leaving farm.
  • Milk Recorders will ensure all biosecurity measures are carried out.
  • Hot water and washing facilities are available for milk recorders to wash hands, and wellingtons.
  • Social distancing requirements are adhered to.
  • Time spent on farm and face to face interaction is kept to a minimum.

CIS milk recording and health testing is an essential service to support food production and the health of not only consumers but herds, with services such as PregCheck minimising on farm visits.  Our laboratory and transport system for milk samples will continue to operate unless government advice changes or we have a reason to shut the premises due to illness. Whilst we are able to continue analysing samples and processing results, we understand there maybe disruption in the postal system, so we would recommend that farmers review the results online.

Your local Area Manager will contact you prior to your next milk recording date to ascertain your milk recording requirements during this difficult time.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please call 01923 695319 or email info@thecis.co.uk

Wishing you, your family and staff continued good health.

More information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public  

Janette Mathie
Head of Field Services
The Cattle Information Service

24 March 2020