Guidance

​Home Slaughter

Summary

This information is for:

  • Keepers of animals who slaughter livestock on farm for their own consumption or that of members of their household living there.
  • Local Authorities which are responsible for the enforcement of Animal Welfare, Food Hygiene and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) Regulations on farms.

Notes

  1. The Guide is not intended to cover all livestock species but it does cover those species for which we receive most enquiries and is therefore particularly applicable to the following: cattle, sheep and goats where TSE controls apply.

  2. For the purposes of this guide, ‘farm’ is defined as any premises where livestock is kept.

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