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Sheep Flock Register

From: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

What a Sheep Flock Register is

Sheep Flock Registers record details of the number of sheep on a farm and details of their movements. Flock Registers supplied by the Department of Agriculture allow you to record this information.

What you must do

Under the National Sheep Identification System (NSIS) it is a legal requirement for sheep farmers to keep records of the individual animal identification number attached to the animals.

It is also a legal requirement to keep a written record of the movement of animals onto or off the farm. Flock Registers are issued to all registered sheep flock owners to allow them to record this information.

Who to contact

Requests for Flock Registers can be made by getting in touch with your Local District Veterinary Office or by contacting:

Sheep Identification and Movement Section

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

NSIS, Backweston Campus, Youngs Cross, Co. Kildare, Celbridge