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ARAMS Opening hours during the festive season

08:00 - 13:30 - Friday 22nd December
Closed - Saturday 23rd December
Closed - Sunday 24th December
Bank Holiday Closure - Monday 25th December
Bank Holiday Closure - Tuesday 26th December
09:30 - 16:00 - Wednesday 27th December
09:30 - 16:00 - Thursday 28th December
09:30 - 16:00 - Friday 29th December
Closed - Saturday 30th December
Closed - Sunday 31st December
Bank Holiday Closure - Monday 1st January
Normal Hours Resume - Tuesday 2nd January

Important Notice

All English SOAs have now all been closed. Standstill must be observed following all livestock moves between different CPHs unless other exemptions apply.

All Temporary CPHs allocated before August 2016 (i.e. those ending 6500-6999) have now all been closed. You must not use one of these CPH numbers to report livestock moves.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the above please contact the APHA on 03000 200 301

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 Capita Customer Solutions 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 ‘Guidance’ 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 ‘Guidance’ 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
Capita Customer Solutions 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 full access to the Farmers Portal.



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