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Goat herd register

Persons who hold or keep goats on a registered holding must maintain a herd register in the format supplied by the Department.  For goats born prior to 31 December 2009 the details can be recorded on a batch basis (i.e. not on an individual basis) of all movements of goats onto and off the holding.  For all goats born after 31 December 2009 it is necessary to record details on an individual animal basis including the following:

  • the individual identification code of the animal,
  • the year of birth and date of identification,
  • the month and the year of death of the animal on the holding,
  • the race and, if known, the genotype.

Sheep and Goat Ear Tags - Model Dispatch Document and Flock Register (pdf 872Kb) 

Goat Herd Registers can be ordered by contacting the NGIS Helpline 1890 252 713 or by contacting your Local District Veterinary Office or by writing to the following address:

National Goat Identification System Unit
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Backweston Campus,
Youngs Cross,
Celbridge,
Co.
Kildare

NGIS Helpline: Lo-Call 1890 252 713