Exporting cattle to Great Britain and EU Member States

This section of our website provides useful information and guidance in relation to cattle being exported for breeding, production or slaughter from Northern Ireland to Great Britain or EU Member States.

Export certification for breeding/production cattle to GB

Cattle being exported for breeding or production from Northern Ireland to Great Britain must be accompanied by an export health certificate. Within this category, there are 3 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for slaughter cattle to GB

Cattle being exported for slaughter from Northern Ireland to Great Britain must be accompanied by an export health certificate. Within this category, there are 4 possible scenarios covered. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for breeding / production cattle to EU Member States

The links below provide details of the documentation required for the export of breeding/production cattle from Northern Ireland to another European Union (EU) Member State. For further information please contact your local Divisional Veterinary Office (DVO). There are 2 scenarios covered in this section. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

Export certification for slaughter cattle to EU Member States

The export of cattle for slaughter from Northern Ireland to another European Union (EU) Member State is covered by Export health Certificate 64/432 (2014/798) F1 Bovine. This certificate can be found on the official TRACES (Trade and Control Expert System) website. The links below provide details of the documentation required for the export of slaughter cattle direct to a slaughterhouse in another Member State. There are 2 different scenarios. Please click on each scenario for the relevant information and forms:

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