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Annual Sheep & Goat Inventory deadline looming in UK

Staff Writer | November 28, 2017
Defra is reminding farmers that they should complete their holding registers with the number of sheep and goats that are on their land on December 1, and to complete an inventory of the sheep and goats kept and return it by December 31.
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In Scotland,however,forms must be submitted by December 15.

Defra’s Farm Surveys Team are urging farmers to contact them if you haven’t had a letter or email by 7th December 2017 which contain advice on what to do for your inventory.This year it can be completed online, or by post.

The online sheep and goats annual inventory to send records electronically is available from December 1st. In Scotland it is available here

For queries in England farmers can contact the Defra Farm Surveys helpline on 03000 600 140 (Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm) or email

In Scotland any questions regarding the survey should be directed to the contact name on the email or form or alternatively, customers can email the Agricultural Census team at or phone 0300 244 9728.