Sheep and goat identification and traceability: guidance for keepers in Scotland

Guidance for keepers on complying with the requirements to identify, record and report movements of sheep and goats.

What are the requirements?

In practical terms there are five key requirements to the legislation, you must:

  • register as a keeper on every holding that you use;
  • identify each of your animals;
  • keep your records up-to-date;
  • complete movement documents for every move; and
  • notify movements of animals on to your holding to the Scottish Animal Movement Unit (SAMU).

Each requirement is explained in detail in the relevant sections of this guidance.



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