Animal gathering licence

An animal gathering is where certain species of animals are brought together from different places to be sold, for show or exhibition, or for other reasons.

The animal species include:

  • cattle (excluding bison and yak)
  • sheep
  • pigs
  • deer
  • goats

You don’t need a licence to hold an animal gathering if all the animals brought to the premises come from one holding.

Apply for an animal gathering licence

Go to the animal gatherings licence page at GOV.UK for more information and to make an application.