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Livestock identification and traceability: guidance

Published: 10 May 2019
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020 - see all updates

How we identify animals and how they are tracked when they are moved.

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Livestock identification and traceability: guidance
Poultry
From 1 January 2021 there will be some changes to the requirements around the export of livestock from Scotland to the European Union (EU) and movements to Northern Ireland (NI). Whilst the below export requirements for movements to the EU will not change, requirements for exports from Great Britain (GB) to NI are subject to ongoing negotiations. As currently written, the Northern Ireland Protocol will require movements of livestock from GB to NI to be treated as if moving livestock to a Member State from 1 January 2021. Read the guidance about livestock identification export requirements post EU exit.

You must register flocks of 50 or more birds with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).


First published: 10 May 2019 Last updated: 4 Dec 2020 -