Livestock identification and traceability: guidance
How we identify animals and how they are tracked when they are moved.
If you intend to keep livestock animals there are a number of steps that must be done before you can do so.
This information should assist you depending on the species of livestock you intend to keep.
In practical terms the following are key legal requirements.
- register as a keeper on every holding that you use
- identify each of your animals
- notify all movements of animals on and off your holding
- keep your records up-to-date
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