All goat-keepers are required by law to register a holding number and a herd number.
This applies even if only 2 goats are kept in the back garden. To register,
contact your local DEFRA office (Deptartment for Environment, Food &
Rural Affairs) All goats must now be identified by two forms of identification.
One must be an ear tag but the second may be either a tag OR a tattoo. The
numbers on both must be identical. Any goat movement between properties must be
accompanied by an official movement licence. The breeder will advise you and
comply with these regulations.