Alpaca & Muscovy

The Animal Welfare Licensing – DEFRA Regulations 2018

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

As torrential rain and howling gale force winds cross the West, Our Livestock, Clients, friends, family all know how seriously we take our Animal Welfare at all times.

Kensmyth are delighted to announce that we are the first Alpaca farm to have been inspected within the 3 Councils and granted a licence under the new laws coming into force on October 1st under Defra ruling.

The summary below says it all and we are very proud that in all of our decades of breeding, we have never and never will permit our livestock Welfare standards to slip.

It is quite a thing to be inspected by someone responsible for three Councils but I am so pleased with the comments and proud to achieve this.  Thank you to Alison Gardner and Kevin Dunford for permission to use the photos below.

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

 Premises name: Kensmyth – Helen Kendall Smith

Address: Clay Meadow, Cirencester Road, South Cerney, Gloucestershire GL7 6HU

Date of Inspection: 7th November 2018

Inspection Form – Keeping or Training of Animals for Exhibition (new Defra Law 1st October 2018)

Licence No – C/18/01388/AEXHIB

Inspecting Officers: Alison Gardner Officer for Forest of Dean Council, Cotswold District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council & Kevin Dunford, Inspector

Licence: first granted to Alpaca Farm

Duration on site for inspection: just under 4 hours

Comments made:

Excellent practice and set up with a very in depth knowledge of the species. Licence is only being obtained due to persons coming on site for husbandry training etc