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Standard Shearing
November 1st - February 28th

Cover Combs
September 15th - October 31st
March 1st - March 31st

No shearing is allowed in April except for sheep going for immediate slaughter or small numbers of "straggler" sheep. In the case of the latter the farmer should first contact the Veterinary Service to give notice of his intention to shear such sheep. All sheep shorn in April must be shorn using cover combs.

Please note: The only shearing permitted outside the ruled shearing dates will be of animals which are slaughtered off the shears. The slaughter should take place within 2 hours if the animals are not penned in the building and in any case not later than 24 hours post shearing.

Biosecurity News

Vehicle Check List
Are you thinking about importing a vehicle to the Falklands?

If you are please take a moment to have a look at our vehicle check list which provides vital information, frequently contaminated vehicle areas and tips to ensure the vehicle arrives in the Falklands ‘clean’.

Exporting Guidelines
We often get asked about exporting items such as scientific samples or souvenirs from the Falklands. The following guidelines will point you in the right direction and give you more details about the kind of export permits you may require (Export Guidelines / Export Guidelines (Spanish))

 More information can be found on our Biosecurity page or by contacting our Biosecurity Officer