Farming Standards

Animal Movement

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to comply with livestock legislation. In this section you will find links to view and print out movement books. We also have information on how legislation affects you and what you need to do to comply.

Livestock Hauliers

The EU Regulation sets out additional rules if you transport animals in connection with an economic activity. This is being interpreted as any transporting of animals undertaken as part of a business or commercial activity, which aims at achieving financial gain, whether direct or indirect, for any person or company involved with the transport. To find out more about the law and other regulations surrounding see Livestock hauliers.

Information For Farmers On Animal Movement

Most farm animals now need to have their movements recorded, and Trading Standards may want to check that you are doing this correctly. You can find out more about the law and what we expect Devon & Somerset farmers to do at Information for farmers on animal movements.

6/20 – Clear Days Standstill Information

Some farmers can be confused about the 6/20 clear days standstill period after an animal is moved. We have more information, including the latest changes to the law, available here.

Animal Movement Record Books

We provide downloadable movement record books for sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and other animals. You can find those here.