Livestock Information Ltd is owned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The company was established in 2019, with the aim of building new products and services using modern digital techniques to improve the quality of livestock movement data.
The Livestock Information Service was launched in 2022 and is now used to record movement data for sheep, goat and deer by users in the supply chain. Cattle and pig movement services will soon follow, to create a single, digital movement service for all species that is simple and convenient for livestock record management. We also work with counterparts in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to create compatible and seamless services for livestock movements across UK borders.
The Livestock Information Service has been co-designed by the Traceability Design User Group (TDUG); an independent group of 25 industry, government and academic specialists from across the meat and livestock industry.
The Traceability Design User Group is currently chaired by John Cross and acts as a bridge between the service and industry to ensure it is built for, and remains to be fit for, industry requirements.