Steps involved in the inspection of meat at the Abattoir.


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 form serves as a record for the weight of the animal and the calculation of slaughter fees).

Step 3: Animals will be inspected before and after the slaughtering process to ensure that safe and wholesome meat reaches the consumer.

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