Steps involved in the slaughter and cleaning of offals.


Step 1:  Livestock Producers must bring their livestock to the abattoir for slaughter.

Step 2:  The livestock will be weighed, the weight will be recorded and a form will be issued to the livestock producer.  (This forms serves as record for the weight of the animal and the calculation of slaughter fees).

Step 3:  Animals will be slaughtered in a clean, humane and hygienic manner and the feet, belly and heads are cleaned for the producer.

Method of Applying

In Person with livestock

Department Contact Information

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Paraquita Bay,
Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) VG1120

Business Hours:

General Office - Paraquita Bay and Virgin Gorda - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abattoir - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Airport - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Email Address:,,,

General Office (Paraquita Bay) - 1(284) 468-6123/6124
Veterinary Unit  - 1 (284) 468 - 6197
Virgin Gorda Office - 1(284) 468-9263/6506/6507
Airport Office - 1(284) 468-6449