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The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995

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Restriction on movement of pigs within 20 days of a previous movement

8.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this article, whenever any pig has been moved to any premises (other than a market, or collecting centre, artificial insemination centre, exhibition, show or place for veterinary treatment) it shall not be lawful to move any pig from those premises before the expiry of a period of 20 days from the day on which the pig first referred to was delivered to those premises.

(2) The restriction contained in paragraph (1) of this article shall not apply to the making at any time of the following movements—

(a)movement between premises occupied by the same person in accordance with—

(i)an authority issued by the appropriate Minister, or

(ii)a declaration made under article 9 or 10 below;

(b)movement direct to a slaughterhouse, to a market for pigs intended for immediate slaughter or to a collecting centre for pigs intended for immediate slaughter; and

(c)movement for direct export or movement to a collecting centre prior to such export.

(3) Notwithstanding the prohibition in paragraph (1) above, no account shall be taken of the following movements—

(a)movement of a pig on to the premises on its return from—

(i)an exhibition or show;

(ii)a place to which it had been moved for breeding purposes;

(iii)an artificial insemination centre; or

(iv)a place to which it had been moved for veterinary treatment;

subject to its isolation for 20 days on such return; and

(b)movement of a pig intended for breeding or growing from a source approved by the appropriate Minister onto any premises, when such movement is authorised in accordance with conditions set out in writing by a veterinary inspector.

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