Keeping farmed animals – guidance

Exempt markets for cattle: approved premises

Details of premises approved to operate as exempt markets for cattle in England and Wales.



Exempt markets allow the sale of animals from annually tested herds that have not been pre-movement tested when they should have been.

The onward movement of cattle from exempt markets must be to one of the following:

  • slaughter
  • premises of origin
  • TB approved finishing unit
  • TB exempt finishing unit

Cattle that have moved to non-exempt markets without meeting pre-movement testing requirements should only be permitted an exempt movement back to the premises from which they moved.

Cattle keepers should contact the market before submitting animals to ensure the market is operating on the specified day.

The document only lists some of the approved premises. For further details of exempt markets, please contact your local Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Field Services.