Don't forget to count your sheep

Some key points:

  • Defra require you to return the Online Annual Inventory of Sheep and Goats by, 31 December 2013.
  • You must complete this return in respect of the animals on your land at 1 December 2013 and submit your return by 31 December 2013.
  • It is an offence under law not to submit your Annual Inventory. Failure to submit your Inventory will increase your chance of cross compliance inspection in future years.
  • Keeping an Annual Inventory in your Holding Register is also a cross compliance requirement

Movements to and from Common Land
The law requires keepers to record and report all movements which take place between their holding and any common land. If your holding shares a border with part of a registered common, then you can apply for an exemption from recording and reporting movements directly between your holding and that common land. To do so you must be linked on the Animal Movement Licensing System (AMLS).

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