Guidance

Pigs movement general licence

Pig owners and keepers must follow the conditions of this licence when they move pigs.

Documents

General licence for the movement of pigs

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General licence for the movement of pigs: annexes A to C

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Details

The licence tells you the rules about:

  • cleaning and disinfection
  • movements not permitted under this licence
  • standstill
  • animal identification
  • moving pet pigs
  • pick-ups, drop-offs and stops
  • mixing species
  • movements to and from zoos
  • reporting movements

You must also record and report pig movements.

Published 30 September 2011
Last updated 1 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Made it clear that a general licence can only be used for movements directly between common land, and premises that have the right to use that common land. Annex D has been removed.
  2. Updated versions of documents published
  3. First published.