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How To Tag Your Pigs

All pigs aged 12 months or older must be identified with your official pig herd mark before they leave your holding. 

The only exemption is if you’re moving piglets aged 12 months or less between 2 farms which can be identified with a temporary paint mark.

Pigs going to slaughter must use an ear tag capable of surviving the processing of the carcase following slaughter.

Please check with the destination of the pigs as to what kind of tags are acceptable and refer to the conventional tag fitting guide for tagging guidance.

Click here further information on pig identification and movements

Pig Ear Tags