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Licence - animal movement
This page gives details of any animal movement restrictions that are in force and related details, as well as providing weblinks to further information.
All sheep and goat movements must be accompanied by an appropriate completed animal movement licence document. The completed top white copy of the animal movement licence document must be sent to the local authority local to the destination premises within three days of the movement taking place. For destination premises in North Yorkshire, the white copy should be sent to the address below. This is the responsibility of the recipient of the animals
Animal health and welfare
North Yorkshire County Council trading standards and planning services
From 1 April 2012, it became mandatory that all pig movements must be recorded via the British Pig Executive (BPEX). For all pig movements, the holding of departure must pre-notify BPEX and that movement must be acknowledged by the receiving holding. This can be done electronically by entering prescribed information into the eAML2 database, which can be accessed at www.eaml2.org.uk . If you do not have access to the internet you can call BPEX directly on their helpline number, 0844 335 8400.
Please see the link below to BPEX for further information.
Cattle movements must be accompanied by their passport. All cattle movements must be notified to the British Cattle Movement Service, electronically or by post, within three days of the movement taking place.
Prior to any movement the owner/keeper shall inspect the livestock to be moved for signs of foot and mouth disease. If any evidence of such disease is found it must be notified without delay to the divisional veterinary manager of the local DEFRA Animal Health Divisional Office. If any evidence of disease is found, the general licence shall be invalidated, and no animals kept on the premises of departure may be moved.