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All keepers of sheep and goats are required to complete an inventory once a year.

First published:
6 December 2023
Last updated:

This is part of the Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Wales) Order 2015.

In Wales, the annual inventory is a record of the number of sheep on a holding on 1st January each year. The record should include:

  • breeding sheep
  • rams
  • ram lambs
  • store and finished lambs
  • cull ewes/rams, and
  • other sheep and goats

You must also record the number of sheep and goats on your holding on 1 January in your on-farm ‘Flock Record’.

You must list in the inventory all the CPHs where you are the owner of sheep and/or goats on 1 January. This includes common land and temporary land.

If you do not complete the inventory, you are more likely to be selected for an inspection.

You can complete the inventory online at

We will contact you via email/letter at the end of December to tell you how to complete your inventory.

You must complete and submit your 2024 inventory by 1 February 2024.

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