There are different forms you must complete depending on the animals you are moving, and where you are moving them to or from.
Without the appropriate movement form, livestock cannot be legally moved.
Movement licences enable the authorities to trace livestock movements in the event of a disease outbreak.
Please note: as a livestock keeper, you have a duty to comply with the legislation relating to the welfare of animals in transport.
Moving cattle off your premises
Cattle movements are recorded through the passport system administered by British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS).
Find out more on the British Cattle Movement Services website.
Moving pigs off your premises
Before you move pigs off your premises you will need to complete the eAML2 (electronic animal movement licence) on the eAML2 website. This service is free to use.
Please note: you will need to set up the movement online and print off the page 1 haulier summary and give this summary sheet to the haulier.
No computer or internet access?
Find out what you can do if you don't have internet access on the eAML2 website.
Moving sheep, deer or goats off your premises
Before you move the sheep, deer or goats off your premises you will need to report movements to the Livestock Information Service (LIS), by either: Please note:
postal address can be found on form - do not post to the council
Read more about sheep, deer and goat movement on the Livestock Information Service (LIS).