About Us

The First Step to Animal Relocation. Our pledge is that the animals come first.

JCS Livestock Transportation is a division of James Cargo Services Ltd, established some 20 years ago dealing with world wide freight forwarding for all commodities, from live ornamental fish to batteries.

At JCS Livestock Transportation we have a dedicated team who are proficient in moving livestock safely and humanely around the world. Whether it be a tiger for conservation or your child's pet mouse, we will relocate them safely and with the utmost care.

We realise that livestock comes in all shapes and sizes and at JCS Livestock we have handled them all. Whether you are a live tropical fish importer, livestock breeder or pet owner holidaying or relocating abroad, we know how important each animal is to you.

Our Awards

Award

Finalist!
Freight Service Awards 2012.

Our Pledge

The First Step to Animal Relocation. Our pledge is that the animals come first.

All Shapes & Sizes

Whether it be a tiger for conservation or your child's pet mouse, we will relocate them safely and with the utmost care.

Dedicated Team

Our dedicated livestock team are on hand to answer questions and to offer advice and information.

Livestock

Since its inception JCS Livestock Transportation has dealt with all manner of animals, from earthworms to zebras, all receiving safe, humane transportation whether by air, road or sea.

Our dedicated livestock team are on hand to answer questions and to offer advice and information. We have a close working relationship with the various authorities and can handle all livestock shipments, whether imports or exports.

We have handled many VIP cargo shipments including "Torgamba", a Sumatran rhino relocated from the UK to a sanctuary in Indonesia and "Olive", an osprey who needed help back to The Gambia. We have also assisted in the relocation of 289 birds of prey from the UK to a Birds of Prey Centre in South Carolina, along with their return to the UK.

JCS Livestock are a DEFRA Quarantine Approved Carrying Agent with our own approved, temperature controlled transport. Please feel free to contact our team of experts if you have any questions. Our friendly staff are there to help you!

Zoological

Animal Transport is our speciality so whether you have an Anteater or a Zebra to transport, we watch them every step of the way.

Zoo Specimens represent a keystone in the conservation of a number of endangered species, which means that their welfare during transport is a priority to everyone involved. When moving these rare and often beautiful species time and handling is kept to an absolute minimum in order to avoid stress. Our staff are experienced, courteous and above all, knowledgeable.

JCS Livestock also has a world wide network of overseas agents who specialize in the movement of live animals and pet travel, and like ourselves are members of IATA, AATA and IPATA. We are licensed for quarantine movements by DEFRA and are well equipped for emergency quarantine moves, transhipment licence applications and movements under rabies licences. We are also licensed for Long Distance Road Travel under type 2 EU Council Regulation (EC) No1/2005.

Our Services Include
  • IATA approved flight containers
  • Collection from anywhere in the United Kingdom
  • Temperature controlled quarantine approved vans & trailers.
  • European road transport
  • Reservation with your preferred carrier to your destination
  • Import and Export Customs and documentation formalities
We are partnered with
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Commercial

We realise livestock shipments come in all shapes and sizes and at JCS Livestock we have handled them all.

Whether you are a live tropical fish importer or wholesaler or livestock breeder, we know how important each consignment is to you and your end use customer. Our customers include conservation parks, tropical fish wholesalers, bovine/equine/ovine/porcine semen and embryo artificial insemination units, alpaca and specialist sheep breeders. We understand that each of these shipment types will have different requirements.

JCS Livestock we will not handle animals for experimentation nor any that are wild caught (unless required for conservation purposes). We are an ethical business and strongly believe in the safe transportation of all animals. Please see our policy statement for more details.

If you have a future shipment and would like a quote for our services and advice about the necessary paperwork, please feel free to drop us a line outlining as much as possible about the shipment and we can provide you with details.

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Get In Touch

For general enquiries please fill out the contact us form, including your name, email address and phone number (including country code) and we will be in touch straight away.