Christmas Opening Hours
Please note that our Bureau, Farmers Helpline and Technical support lines will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday the 24th of December and resume normal hours from Monday the 29th December 2014. We will also be closed Thursday the 1st of January 2015. We will resume normal business hours from Friday the 2nd of January 2015.
Animal Reporting and Movement Service
Welcome to the Animal Reporting and Movement Service (ARAMS) website which provides details in relation to movement reporting for sheep, goats and deer within England.
On the 1st April 2014 a new electronic movement reporting system was launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The new Animal Reporting & Movement Service (ARAMS) is provided by SouthWestern from their Milton Keynes office. The ARAMS system takes over the processing of sheep/goat/deer movements from each Local Authority in England.
This website contains information for the various industry stakeholders as to how they can interact with the new ARAMS system. Information documents are available for farmers, markets, abattoirs, shows, collection centres and assembly centres. Please see our ‘Further Information’ tab above for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to each of these stakeholders.
The ARAMS system went live on 1st April 2014 allowing farmers to report their sheep / goat / deer movements electronically if they wish. User Guides, for each of the web portals, are also available under the ‘Further Information’ tab.
Register for ARAMS Account
Please click here to register for an ARAMS account.
Markets / Abattoirs / Collection & Assembly Centres
Please note that if you are a market / abattoir / CC / AC with a back-office IT system, you should not register for an ARAMS portal.
Instead, when registering for ARAMS, please select Package User under the 'Access Type'
heading. Once you have been issued with your Username and Password, please provide this to your back-office IT system. Your IT provider will
then use this username and password to link your IT system with ARAMS directly.
Farmers with a Farm Management Package
SouthWestern have provided documentation to each Farm Management Package provider explaining how their farm package could interface with
ARAMS. If you have a Farm Management Package, it is important that you first check with your provider if they are interfacing with ARAMS
(as not all providers will decide to interface with ARAMS). If they are interfacing with ARAMS, and have finalised their testing, then a
farmer (with a Farm Management Package) should register for an ARAMS Username and Password. They can do this by
selecting Package User under the 'Access Type' heading on the Registration page.
Do not select the Portal option. Once you have registered you will then be able to access your farm management package using the log-in
details you created during registration.
Please note: As a Farm Management Package user you also have read-only access to the Farmers Portal.