Information on animal health and feedstuffs

Animal Health

Trading Standards will aim to:

  • protect the welfare of animals
  • prevent and control the spread of contagious diseases

Farms will be inspected to ensure animal health legislation is being adhered to and records relating to animal movement and breeding are being kept.

Reports of dead farm animals will also be investigated by Trading Standards.

Registration for feeding stuffs

Current legislation requires that almost all farms, even those without livestock, are required to register under the Feed Hygiene Regulation. Please complete the Icon for pdf Feed Hygiene Application Form [1.77MB] and return it to Trading Standards. The correct code to use in your application can be determined from the list of activities within the application form.

Guidance on the Feed Hygiene Regulation can be found in the Icon for pdf Feed hygiene annex requirements [80.16KB] document which also details the legal requirements for certain activities on farms.

There is no fee for registration.

The Food Standards Agency and Business Companion websites contain useful guidance but if you require further advice and information on how to register your feed business, please contact Trading Standards.