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Sheep & Goats

This section covers a variety of topics including:

Electronic Identification (EID)

Importing Sheep & Goats into the Isle of Man

Exporting Sheep & Goats from the Isle of Man

Lairages (Exports)

Required records, ID and traceability

Sheep Scab treatment


Further Information 

In line with The Control of Wool (Isle of Man) Order, 1957, no individual or business should retain or dispose of any wool other than to Wool Control, unless they have a licence to do so. If you would like to apply for such a licence you will find the "Application/Annual Return Form - For Licence to Retain Own Produced Wool" and the Guidelines for Applicants under the downloadable documents on this webpage.

The applicant must send a completed Application Form to the Department before they start retaining their own produced wool and the licences are authorised on a five year basis. In addition, the applicant must also supply the Department with an Annual Return prior to each season throughout the duration of the licence.

The Application Form and the Annual Return Form have been combined into one document and the applicant will need to fill in the appropriate section which depends on what they are using it for. You will be able to find if you are eligible for a licence and further information in the Guidelines for Applicants.

For further information please contact:

Animal Health Team – Regulation Directorate

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 685844

Email:Send Email

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is committed to ensuring that its services are accessible to all. If you require these documents in an alternative format and / or language please contact us to discuss your needs.

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