- If you want to keep animals on your land you will need to get a unique identification number for your business.
- Make sure you understand the rules surrounding the keeping and movement of livestock.
DAERA: Livestock farming
DAERA: Identification numbers for herd and flock keepers
NI Direct: Keeping chickens
FAS Scotland: Livestock
Scotland's Rural College: CPH and herd or flock numbers
- Sheep dippers and drip pens must be located away from water and must be maintained in good condition.
- Anyone dipping sheep must be the holder of the correct certificate or supervised by the holder.
- Disposal of waste sheep dip to land will require a permit from your environmental regulator.
DAERA: Sheep dipping courses
Farming and Water Scotland: Sheep dip
NetRegs: sheep dip rules
- Store veterinary medicines safely.
- Use as indicated on the labels and dispose of unused medicines by returning to your vet’s surgery.
NetRegs: Veterinary medicines
NetRegs: Storage and disposal of medicines
DAERA: Proper use of veterinary medicines - farmers
Organic livestock production
- To produce and market organic meat you must be registered with an organic control body and you must adopt certain organic standards.
Soil Association: Why choose organic?
DAERA: Organic beef production
Europa EU: Organic Farming
SRUC: Organic Livestock
In this Guideline:
Look after your soil
Care for animals
Manage your crops
Make use of buildings
Machinery, equipment and fuel
Small scale forestry
Dealing with emergencies
Further information - support and useful websites