Sheep and goat inventory reminder

Published 26 November 2021

Livestock Farm business

We've put this page together to help remind farmers with sheep and goats of their obligation to complete the annual sheep and goat inventory in December. This information relates to English keepers only.

When do I need to complete the annual inventory?

Towards the end of November, you will receive the annual inventory form and guidance from Defra. You must complete the annual inventory with the number of sheep and goats on your land on 1 December 2021 and return the completed form by 31 December.

You can also complete the form online at the Gov.uk website: Record and submit your annual inventory

Due to Covid-19, Defra is encouraging as many people as possible to complete the form online. This will also provide you with a copy of your return for your records and a confirmation email that Defra has received your submission.

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