Who we are

The Livestock Information Programme (LIP) has been set up to deliver the Livestock Information Service (LIS), providing world-leading standards of livestock traceability in England. The programme is working closely with colleagues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are managing and developing their own programmes and services. We all have a collective priority to make sure that our systems talk to each other and work well for users, irrespective of whether they are moving animals within or across borders. 

LIS will replace the three current traceability services for cattle (BCMS), sheep, goats and deer (ARAMS), and pigs (eAML2), and will make life easier for farmers, producers, abattoirs and other stakeholders who need to record livestock births and movements, using one, easy-to-use service for all species. 

In the short video below, you can hear from Simon Hall, Managing Director as he explains more about the new service; why it’s needed and what it will do: