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The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) (Scotland) Order 2011

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Identification of pigs moved on to a holding from outside the European Union

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11.—(1) Any person importing a pig from outside the European Union must apply an eartag or tattoo to the pig containing the following information, in the following order—

(a)the letters “UK”;

(b)the herdmark of the herd into which the imported pig is introduced;

(c)any other information, if the keeper wishes to apply such information; and

(d)the letter “F”.

(2) The eartag or tattoo must be applied to the pig within a period of 30 days commencing on the day of its arrival at the holding of destination and, in any event, before it is moved from that holding.

(3) A person importing a pig from outside the European Union need not apply a new identification mark in accordance with paragraph (1) where a pig is moved directly to a slaughterhouse and is slaughtered within a period of 30 days commencing on the day of arrival.

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