Utah Department of Agriculture and Food


Mother and young daughter feeding baby calf.

Animal agriculture in Utah represents the single largest sector of farm income in Utah. At a value of more than $1 billion, and with 25 of the state’s 29 counties reporting livestock as the dominant agricultural sector, the UDAF spends considerable energy maintaining a healthy and prosperous industry, and reporting our actions to Utah citizens.

The various programs listed here offer services that: protect Utah livestock from, and reduce the effects of foreign and domestic diseases; increase the market value of Utah livestock; promote and ensure animal health and productivity; protect human health; and prepare for and respond to emergency situations involving animals.


Animal Industry Division Newsletter

Read the current and past issues of the Animal Industry Newsletter, started September 2016.

September 2016

       May 2017

 Veterinary Feed Directive

Information about January 1 2017 directive 

   Horse Roping/Tripping Information 

 Horse Roping/Tripping Information

Horse/Mule Inspection Inspections

Inspection requirements flyer

Steps to prevent the spread of Avian influenza

Statement regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza discovered in Utah, California, Oregon, and Washington and resource material for poultry owners to prevent its spread. 
USDA website for keeping birds healthy.
Avian Influenza Safeguards brochure for Utah bird owners.


Animal Health


Animal Import Requirements




Brand Inspection & Registration


For Veterinarians




Meat & Dairy Processing


Poultry & Eggs


Utah Community Spay & Neuter Program


Raccoons and Coyotes


Wildlife Services