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7.—(1) No person may move a pig off a holding unless it has—
(a)an eartag with the letters “UK” followed by the herdmark which identifies the holding from which it is being moved;
(b)a tattoo showing that herdmark (with or without the letters “UK”); or
(c)a slapmark showing a unique individual identifier being—
(i)the herdmark which identifies the holding of departure; or
(ii)an alpha numeric identifier allocated to the keeper by one of the marketing or processing groups(1).
(2) In the case of a market—
(a)the pig may be moved off if it is marked with the herdmark which identifies the holding from which it arrived;
(b)if the pig is not identified when it arrives at a market, a keeper may apply the identification so that it is identified with the herdmark which identifies the holding from which it arrived, but if the keeper does not do so, it must be returned to the holding from which it came.
There are currently three groups; namely, Vion (processing group), Scottish Pig Producers and Scotlean (marketing groups).
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