How do I find a holding number?

A holding number can be obtained from the Rural Payments Agency by telephoning them. The Rural Payments Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Where can I find my CPH number?

To get a CPH number, call the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on 03000 200 301 and select the option for registering your details.

How much does a County Parish Holding number cost?

There is no cost involved, other than the time you spend on the phone, but you must do this within 30 days of livestock moving onto the land. If you keep one or more of the following you will need a CPH number: cattle, deer, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry if you plan to have 50 birds or more.

What is a holding number for sheep?

You must tell APHA if you’re keeping sheep or goats. The APHA will give you a unique flock or herd mark, which is a 6-digit number used to identify your flock or herd that is linked to your main CPH .

Is a flock number the same as a herd number?

What a herd or flock number is. A herd or flock number for cattle, sheep or goats is issued by the Regional Veterinary Office (RVO) to a herd or flock solely for the purposes of disease control.

Can you have two holding numbers on one farm?

Each holding has a unique CPH number. A livestock business may have more than one holding and CPH number. A single livestock holding can cover the land and buildings within 10 miles of its main livestock handling area, for example: a farmyard.

What does CPH number mean?

What is a CPH number? ‘CPH’ stands for County Parish Holding and is an administrative registration number issued by the Rural Payments Agency, an executive agency of DEFRA. Hence the adapted term, CPH number. It is also known as a ‘location number’.

Can you build on a smallholding?

Safer Routes: The DIY Farm/Smallholding This is ‘permitted development’ on agricultural land and hence doesn’t need planning permission. You should receive consent within 28 days and are then entitled to commence building. At the end of five years you apply for planning permission to build a house.

Can I keep pigs on my land?

You need a licence and to fill out a particular form whenever pigs are moved from one place to another, including bringing them to your onw small holding or land. In most cases, you can move pigs under the ‘general licence for the movement of pigs’.

Is it hard to get a herd number?

Complex though some aspects of herd numbers can be, Andy Ryder of Teagasc advises that the application process is simple. Each applicant has to fill out two forms called ER1 and ER1. The majority of farmers who are applying for a herd number will also be applying for the Basic Farm Payment Scheme.

Can anyone get a herd number?

Herd or flock number Anyone over the age of 18, who meets the requirements listed from the Regional Veterinary Office network, can apply for a herd/flock number to keep either cattle or sheep.

Can you have two herd numbers?

Yes, the herd number should be in the same name as the partnership. An ER1. Advice on the addition of names to herd number should be sought from local Regional Veterinary Office (RVO). 12.

When do you need a county parish holding number?

You need a county parish holding (CPH) number if you keep one or more of the following species: cattle (including bison and buffalo) A CPH allows you to report livestock movements between locations. To get a CPH number, you should use manage my CPH on RPW online.

Where can I Find my CPH number in the UK?

The UK Government publishes datasets of CPH numbers in annual inventory round-ups, which you can view by visiting: UK Government CPH Datasets (this digital internet resource also offer geographical maps of rural land register). Looking to do a bit more research about CPH number online?

Where are there only two parishes in England?

The following districts only have one or two parishes: 1 Birmingham, 2 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, 3 Castle Point, 4 Chesterfield, 5 Coventry, 6 Gateshead, 7 Gloucester, 8 Manchester, 9 Middlesbrough, 10 Oldham,