Pigs: A Guide for New Owners

Records

You need to keep an on farm record. This should be in the following format:

Date of movement

Identification mark, slapmark or temporary mark

Number of pigs

Holding from which moved

Holding to which moved

01/05/04

Slapmark on both shoulders AB1234

5

My holding
Full address
CPH

Mr New holding
Full address
CPH

  • You need to record each movement of a pig on or off the holding within 36 hours of the movement
  • Once a year you need to record the maximum number of pigs normally present on the holding
  • These records can be in written or electronic form
  • You need to keep these records for 6 years after you stop keeping pigs
  • Your records must be available for inspection by the Local Authority. They may make an on farm visit or may request your records to be sent in for inspection
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