Livestock movements, identification and tracing: pigs

Whether you keep one pig as a pet or a commercial herd you need to follow certain rules regarding the identification of your animal.

Livestock movements

Pig movements must be accompanied by a completed AML2 movement document. The movement must be reported by the recipient of the animals to their Local Authority within 3 days of the movement taking place using the appropriate AML form.

Pet pigs which are returned immediately to the holding they were moved from should be moved under a PRIMO walking licence issued by the Divisional Veterinary Manager (DVM). Pigs moving from a market will need an individual movement licence. This will be issued at the market by the Local Authority and will also serve as the PRIMO movement document.

Identification and tracing

Page last modified: 14 January, 2011
Page published: 12 February, 2007