The County Governor is responsible for enforcing legislation (husdyrkonsesjonsloven) that limits farms' production quotas for pork and beef. Farmers wishing to exceed their quotas must apply for a permit. The purpose of the system is to ensure the distribution of production between many different farms.
An application for a permit should be sent to the relevant municipality. The municipality will make a recommendation before referring the matter to the County Governor, who will process the application and decide whether to grant a permit. Any appeal about the County Governor's decision should be addressed to the Norwegian Agricultural Authority (NAA).
The County Governor is also responsible for administering a compensation scheme for losses resulting from official orders/restrictions affecting livestock production. The County Governor also administers similar schemes to provide farmers with compensation for animals killed or injured by large predators or natural disasters.
In general, initial applications for grants relating to farm animals should be submitted to the relevant municipality. Municipalities are responsible for providing farmers with information, processing applications and undertaking random sampling at farms. The County Governor acts as the municipalities' coordinator and adviser. Responsibility for making large-scale grant payments lies with the Norwegian Agricultural Authority (NAA).
Responsibility for the monitoring of animal health and food manufacturing lies with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. The milk quota system is run by the Norwegian Agricultural Authority (NAA).