How we can help
We enforce animal health and welfare legislation. We do this by inspecting all farms and other livestock premises to check the health and welfare of animals kept there.
Our work includes:
- inspecting feed, fertilisers and animal movement records
- supervision (when necessary) of cleaning and disinfection of livestock premises, vehicles and equipment
- ensuring the proper disposal of certain animal carcasses
- advice and assistance to farm businesses and other keepers of animals
Visit our licensing pages for pet shop, animal boarding, riding establishment and zoo licences.
Moving sheep and goats
Any movements must be accompanied by an AML1 form. This form serves as a single movement reporting document, so each stage of a multiple move must be completed on a separate form. When the journey is complete, you must send the white copy to the relevant local authority at your destination within three days of arrival.