Livestock Forms & Identification


  • All cattle born after 31st December 1997 must have an ear tag in each ear.
  • Cattle coming to the market must be accompanied by a Cattle Movement Document as well a each animals individual cattle passport.
  • The Cattle Movement Document incorporates the Food Chain Information and the Transport Declaration


  • All sheep coming into the market must be accompanied by an AML1 form
  • All lambs for slaughter must have 1 tag which can be electronic.
  • All breeding sheep born after 31/12/09 must have 2 tags one of which must be electronic
  • A quick guide to the rules for identifying sheep from 31st December 2009 can be downloaded from the DEFRA web site HERE


  • To keep pigs you must be a registered pig producer with DEFRA and have a holding number and identification mark.
  • All pig movements must now be notified using the on line eAML2 form through the eAML2 website. This also incorporates the Food Chain Information
  • All pigs coming into the market must have a slap mark or alternatively an ear tag or tattoo with the holding identification.





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