Livestock and Milk Hauliers Group

Membership of this group is open to members who specialise in the carriage of livestock or dairy products. Specialist RHA Conditions of Carriage which have become the industry standard are available for livestock transport. Also available are RHA Conditions for the carriage of bulk liquids for milk hauliers.

The group aims to protect the interests of members in sector-specific matters and to provide advice and useful information. The group works through the secretary and an elected committee which meets three times a year.

The group maintains formal and informal communication with government and its agencies, including the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. It also has regular dialogue with other representative trade bodies, including the Agricultural Industries Confederation, the National Farmers Union and UK Certification Agencies It has also cultivated an authoritative voice within European livestock transport industry via the International Road Transport Union (IRU) promoting the need to improve animal welfare regulation and standards.

All group members are encouraged to provide input into issues emanating from government, including: DfT, DVSA, DVLA, the HSE and other bodies that may affect group members’ activities.

Socially, the highlight of the year is the increasingly popular Agricon conference, which is organised in conjunction with the RHA’s National Agricultural, Foods & Tipping Group.

Membership of the group is subject to a fee of £20.00.


Livestock and Milk Documents

View a sample Conditions of Carriage here.

View more about the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme here.

Working with a collaboration of industry bodies, veterinary organisations and welfare groups supported by the European Commission, World Horse Welfare has produced practical guidelines on the watering of equine animals transported by road to provide clarity for anyone involved before, during and after the travelling process.



To discuss the group in further detail, contact Malcolm Dodds, the group secretary on 01274 863100 or email at: Alternatively, to join the group please download an application form.

You can view the latest Livestock and Milk group minutes here.