Information & Background

The Livestock Information Service (LIS) for sheep, goats and deer has now replaced the Animal Reporting and Movement Service (ARAMS).

LIS has a new website for movement reporting, but still continues to support paper movements and through software used by markets, abattoirs, and some farmers.

Initial changes will be relatively minor:

  • You will still need to provide the same information to LIS as you have previously done to ARAMS, with paper movement documents still accompanying animal movements
  • The law and guidance around sheep ID, record-keeping and movement reporting is not changing. For more information visit the GOV.UK pages here 
  • If you have been using the ARAMS website, you will now need to create an account with LIS here
  • If you currently report using paper movement documents, you can continue to do so with no change. To download paper movement forms click here
  • Markets will still be required to report movements onto their premises and off their premises digitally
  • Abattoirs will still be required to confirm movements onto their premises digitally
  • If you report using farm management software you will need to create a new account with LIS here and continue using your software as before

Further information on how this impacts you,  please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or click on the relevant drop down, from the Livestock Information Service menu at the top of this page. 

A number of keepers, abattoirs and markets across England have invested their time to help create a user focused service. The new service aims to make it easier to notify individual animals digitally,  whilst keeping holding registers up to date with no additional records required.

Online reporting using LIS will make a dramatic difference to the availability of quality data and the speed in which it can be made available. This is imperative for better livestock disease control. Working with our stakeholders we will move to encourage the industry to adopt LIS as the digital platform for movement reporting over time.  

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