Pigs: A Guide for New Owners


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


Slapmark on both shoulders AB1234


My holding
Full address

Mr New holding
Full address

  • 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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