Guidance for The agriculture industry
We know trading standards regulations can be complex, but understanding and following them is essential for your farming business to succeed.
We are here to help. Our trading standards officers work with and support farms and agriculture businesses by providing guidance and support to help comply with farming regulations.
Farming standards guidance
The rules surrounding farming can be complex, so we provide a range of leaflets to help guide you through some of the most common issues with the laws that we are responsible for.
All movements must be recorded and reported. Make sure you’re aware of your responsibilities as a livestock owner.
We are responsible for monitoring and investigating animal health and welfare of livestock. Contact us if you are concerned about the welfare of animals.
Helping you to prevent outbreaks of disease and advice on what you must do if you suspect an outbreak.
Apply for your feed hygiene registration, check your current details and read our feed and food hygiene advice.
Veterinary medicine book
Keepers of food-producing animals or those that treat farm animals intended as food for human consumption must keep a record of all veterinary medicinal products bought for those animals.
Further guidance for...
Guidance including information on hygiene regulations, licensing, inspections and penalties.
Ensure you have valid transporter authorisation and understand the welfare regulations surrounding live animal transport.
Latest agriculture news
An Ugborough farmer has been banned from keeping animals after pleading guilty to animal welfare offences. William Luscombe, 61, of Stone Farm, Ugborough, South Hams, was sentenced on Tuesday 3 … Continue reading
A Buckfastleigh farmer has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years following a prosecution brought by Devon, Somerset & Torbay Trading Standards Service (DSTTSS). Graham Mabin, 36, of Market … Continue reading
A Somerset farmer who was ‘indifferent’ to the suffering he caused his animals has been banned from keeping animals for ten years and told to pay £15,000. Brian Churches, 58, … Continue reading