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Farm records

As a livestock keeper what records do I have to keep?

If you own a herd, flock or even a single animal of the most common livestock, such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, horses or pigs, there are rules you must follow to stop the spread of diseases.

These rules cover the identification, tracing, movement of livestock and keeping of relevant records.

Record keeping

The Business Link website can provide advice and guidance on record keeping.

Business Link (external website)

Veterinary medicines

Additionally, as a livestock keeper you have a requirement to maintain records under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website can provide advice and guidance on these regulations.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (external website)

In the event of any query or for further advice

You can also contact the animal health duty officer by:

Email: animal.health@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 396107

Fax: (01482) 396191

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