Information on keeping livestock or poultry.
To help prevent the spread or outbreak of animal diseases you should be aware of animal health and welfare legislation which applies to your business.
As a livestock keeper you must:
The council enforces legislation on animal health and welfare and provides advice on:
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website provides further guidance on animal health and welfare:
DEFRA - Animal Welfare (external website)
The Animal and Plant Health Agency website also offers advice and guidance registering as a livestock keeper:
Animal and Plant Health Agency (external website)
You can also contact the council's animal health duty officer:
Tel: (01482) 396107
We can offer advice on record keeping requirements and the disposal of fallen stock.