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Registration, identification and movement of sheep and goats

​Sheep and goat registration, identification and movement

If you keep sheep or goats (including those kept as pets or those intended for the abattoir), you must register as a keeper. Your keeper application will be processed by the Jersey Cattle Movement Service (JCMS) who will also issue holding numbers, issue registers and obtain ear tags. A fee may be charged by the JCMS for registration. A copy of all of your data details will be held by the Department of the Environment.

Application form to register as a keeper
Introductory letter for sheep / goat keepers

Record of events

As a keeper of goats or sheep you are also required to keep a record of events, such as:

  • births
  • deaths
  • movements on and off your holding
  • ear tagging events
  • running total of how many livestock are on your holding at any time

Sheep record sheet template
Goats record sheet template

Identification of animals

Animals should be identified with ear tags. The JCMS will be able to order ear tags for you if needed, although this will be at additional cost.

Ensure that all sheep and goats are correctly identified before they are moved off your holding.​​​

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