Animal Inventory Returns

The Annual Animal inventories are now due for completion.

Please complete the appropriate Inventory by 31st January 2021. You will have received a letter containing a unique code – this will be needed to complete your Inventory. Details are given below.

Where a keeper keeps more than one species a separate inventory return should be completed for each species.

 

COVID-19

Keepers are normally sent an inventory card each year which they are asked to complete and return it to DAERA. However due to COVID this year we are not able to process large volumes of paper forms. The deadline for returns has been extended to the end of January 2021.

If you have any difficulty submitting your return online or wish to get assistance please call your local DAERA Direct Office at 0300 200 7840 or email DAERAsurveys@daera-ni.gov.uk

 

Sheep and Goat Inventory

The Sheep & Goats (Records, Identification and Movements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009

2020 Annual Inventory for Sheep and Goats

The completion of an inventory is required by law and you are required to provide details of sheep and goats on your holding between 1st and 5th December 2020. You must complete your return by 31st January 2021 using one of the options below.

Please complete your Sheep & Goat Inventory at https://daera-surveys.researchfeedback.net/q3f4up. Please enter the unique code that was included on your letter.

If you keep both sheep and goats, you must complete a separate inventory card for each species.

You must also record the details of the inventory in your on-farm Flock / Herd Register. Failure to do so may result in a financial penalty being applied to your direct agricultural support payment if your flock or herd is selected for a Cross-Compliance or Sheep / Goats’ Identification Inspection. You should also be aware that if you fail to submit your Annual Inventory, this will increase the possibility of your flock or herd being selected for an Identification Inspection.

If you have access to APHIS Online, you can complete your return by accessing www.daera-ni.gov.uk/onlineservices

 

Bird Register

The Bird Register updates the information we hold under The Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) Regulations Northern Ireland 2007, to ensure that it is accurate and that we have the information to contact you quickly, e.g. in the event of an Avian Influenza outbreak in the UK.  Please complete information about each flock for 1 December 2020. If you have more than one flock you must complete separate returns for each flock.

Please complete your Bird Register at https://daera-surveys.researchfeedback.net/mi35o0. Please enter the unique code that was included on your letter.

 

Pig Inventory

You are required to count and record the number of dry sows, lactating sows, other sows, boars, suckling pigs, weaners/growers and finishers that you own on 1st December 2020.  You should do this even if you have no pigs or are in the process of depopulating your holding.  Please complete information about each herd for 1 December 2020. If you have more than one herd you must complete separate returns for each flock.

Please complete your Pig Inventory at https://daera-surveys.researchfeedback.net/8n7eha. Please enter the unique code that was included on your letter.

 

Further Contacts:

Once your Inventory returns are completed we will validate the information and may follow up with a call to confirm some details.

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