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AFUs provide a route for rearing, fattening or finishing cattle from TB restricted and un-restricted farms. AFUs must be approved and licensed by APHA and can only be approved in the High Risk and Edge Areas of England and the High TB Areas of Wales.
AFUs cannot be approved in Scotland, the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England or the Low and Intermediate TB Areas of Wales. However, TB restricted cattle from premises in these areas can be moved onto AFUs elsewhere in England and in Wales.
Visit gov.uk for a list of AFUs in England and Wales.
The list of AFUs is made available to the public following application approval by APHA. The list is regularly updated and may be useful for farms wishing to sell TB-restricted stock and AFUs wishing to source stock.
Visit gov.uk for APHA guidance notes and application forms for AFUs in England and Wales.
There are two options available, with or without grazing, depending on where the unit is located.
AFUs were previously approved in the Low Risk Area (LRA) of England for cattle moving from officially TB Free (OTF) herds. These have been replaced by Licensed Finishing Units (LFUs) in the LRA.
Access more information about Licensed Finishing Units (LFUs)