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The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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4.—(1) A person who intends to keep a pig on a holding shall inform the Department in writing beforehand, giving details of—

(a)the name and address of the keeper of the pig;

(b)the address or an accurate description of the location of the holding;

(c)the name and address of the owner and, if different, the occupier of the holding;

(d)the address or an accurate description of the location of the premises on the holding on which the pig is intended to be kept; and

(e)any other species of animals on the holding and any numbers or codes used to identify any cattle, sheep, goats or poultry on the holding.

(2) A notification made to the Department under article 3 of the Aujeszky’s Disease Order (Northern Ireland) 1994 or paragraph 3 and Annex 1 of the Schedule to the Aujeszky’s Disease Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 1994(1) shall, notwithstanding the revocation of those Orders, be regarded as a notification for the purpose of paragraph (1).

(3) On receiving notification under paragraph (1) the Department may allocate to the keeper a holding code.

(4) A person shall not move a pig onto a holding until a holding code has been allocated.

(5) A person shall not move a pig to different premises on a holding until the address or an accurate description of those premises has been notified in writing or by electronic communication to the Department.

(6) If there is any change to the information notified pursuant to paragraphs (1) or (2) or if the keeper stops keeping pigs on any premises on the holding, the keeper shall notify the Department in writing or by electronic communication within 7 days of the change.

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