All livestock keepers are required to keep on farm records of all livestock moves both on and off the holding,. We issue free of charge movement books to any keeper based in the county borough. If you require a movement book please contact the Animal Health Team. Movement records may also be recorded on computers and other record books provided that statutory information is inserted.
Sheep Flock/goat herd register
All sheep and goat keepers in the UK are required to keep a flock/herd register. Copies of a blank flock book are available to download on the Welsh Government website.
Alternatively you may contact our Animal Health Team on 01495 235291 who will be happy to send you a copy.
Cattle Herd Register
It is a requirement under European Law that keepers record in their herd register the details of every birth, every movement on and off the holding, and every death of their cattle.
The register must contain all of the following details:
- the ear-tag number
- the date of birth
- the sex
- the breed
- the dam identity
- the date of movement on and off your holdingthe details of where the animals had moved to or from
The Register may be paper or computer based. A copy of the Farm Register is available for download from the DEFRA website.
Within 36 hours of any movement on or off, the keeper must record the following information in the on-farm record book, which must be kept for 6 years from the end of the year in which the entry was made:
- The date
- Eartag/tattoo/slapmark/temporary mark
- The number of pigs
- The name, address and CPH number of the departure and destination premise
An example of a Pig Movement Record id available to download below:
Pig Movement Record (PDF 10kb)