Sheep and goat keeper requirements

If you are a new livestock keeper please ensure that you have obtained a holding number from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on 03000 200 301 and then a herd/flock number from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) a DEFRA agency on 03000 200 301, which will then notify us.

You must provide details of any movement of sheep or goats to or from your farm to the Livestock Information Service (LIS).

For more information on keeping sheep and goats, please read through the following information from Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and

If you have any queries contact our Business Advice line on 0300 123 2329 or email:

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