Licence to move animals

To control disease in animals, there are rules about moving cattle, sheep, deer, pigs and goats.
Pigs in transit

Moving animals  

You may move cattle, sheep, deer, pigs and goats if you have a general licence from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). But, you also need to tell the council in the borough or area where you normally keep the animals and send a copy to the council in the area where the animals are going.
For licences to move animals, go to the DEFRA website, where you will also find details of the electronic system for pigs (e-AML2). DEFRA also has a helpline for advice: 08459 335 577.

Contact the Animal Welfare Team

You can contact us for advice by email or call 020 8586 9739.
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