Animal welfare inspections

We carry out a range of inspections to help protect consumers interests and maintain high standards of welfare.

We carry out inspections relating to laying hens, meat chickens, pigs, bees and plant health.

We are responsible for inspecting businesses or private property. Most of our inspections are unannounced but, in some cases, we may give up to two days' notice.

Find out more about the inspection process on the Rural Payments and Services site.