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Farm animal movements and identification

There are strict rules about how farm animals should be moved to prevent the spread of disease. Each animal must be identifiable, so that their movements can be checked.Image of a lamb

If there's an outbreak of disease, knowing the precise location of all livestock is essential if we're going to be able to take effective steps to control and wipe out highly contagious viruses.

There are strict rules controlling the identification and movements of livestock to try and stop disease spreading. These rules apply to you even if you only keep one animal of the species covered by these rules.

Animal movement licence documents are available to download from the Welsh Assembly Government Website.

The animal movement rules apply to people taking animals to agricultural shows. We've produced a  guidance leaflet [115KB]  for show organisers explaining the rules - this will also be relevant if you're taking livestock to shows.

Food and Feeding Stuffs hygiene requirements

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance on this legislation.

Further information about animal by-products requirements is available from the Welsh Assembly Government website.




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