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The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 2011

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PART 4Movements

Movement of pigs other than movements to markets or collection centres

12.  (1)  Subject to articles 13, 14, 15 and 16(2) keepers, other than markets, must notify BPEX of all movements of pigs from their holdings before those movements take place.

(2) Keepers may notify BPEX electronically by entering the following information onto the BPEX movement recording system—

(a)the address, including the postcode, and CPH number of the holdings from and to which the pigs are being moved;

(b)the date of the movement;

(c)the number of pigs being moved;

(d)the identification mark of each pig moved, and in the case of a movement specified in article 9 or 10 that must include the unique individual identification number required by those articles.

(3) If a keeper does not notify BPEX electronically they must provide the information listed in paragraph (2) by telephone or in writing to MLCSL and may not move those pigs until they have received a document from MLCSL recording that information.

(4) When MLCSL receives notification of movement information under paragraph (3) it must, within one working day of receipt excluding weekends, send the keeper sufficient copies of a document recording that information to enable the keeper, and any transporter and the keeper at the holding of destination to meet their recording obligations.

(5) When pigs are moved from a market the market must notify BPEX of the information at paragraph (2) in relation to those pigs electronically on the day of the movement.

(6) In this article “BPEX movement recording system” means the electronic movement recording system maintained for the purpose of notifications under this Order by BPEX and “working day” means a day which is not a Saturday or a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday in England and Wales under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(1).

Transitional provisions

13.  (1)  Until 1st April 2012 a keeper, other than a market, sending pigs to another holding may, instead of notifying the movement under article 12, complete and sign a document that specifies—

(a)the address, including postcode and CPH number of the holding from and to which the pigs are being moved;

(b)the date of the movement;

(c)the number of pigs that the document covers;

(d)the identification mark of each pig moved, and in the case of a movement specified in article 9 or 10 that must include the unique individual identification number required by those articles.

(2) The keeper must give a copy of this document to the person transporting the pigs.

(3) The transporter must give a copy of this document to the keeper receiving the pigs.

(4) The keeper who is given a copy of this document when receiving the pigs must send it within 3 days to MLCSL.

Movement of pigs to markets or collection centres

14.  A keeper moving pigs to a market or collection centre need not notify the movement in advance if the market or collection centre agrees to notify BPEX electronically on the day of the pigs arrival of the information listed at article 12(2) on behalf of the keeper.

Movement of pigs to veterinary practices for emergency treatment

15.  A keeper moving a pig to a veterinary practice for emergency treatment need not notify the movement.

Movement of pigs from shows

16.  (1)  When a keeper intends to move a pig from their holding to a show and knows which holding they intend to move the pig to after the show they must notify both the movement to the show and the movement from the show in accordance with article 12 before moving the pig to the show.

(2) When a keeper moves a pig to a show without knowing to which holding they will move the pig after the show they must provide, in relation to the movement from the show, the information in article 12(2) to BPEX or MLCSL within 3 days of the move from the show.

Transport of pigs

17.  (1)  Any person transporting pigs must carry a document that specifies—

(a)the address, including postcode and CPH number of the holdings from and to which the pigs are being moved;

(b)the date of the movement;

(c)the number of pigs that the document covers;

(d)the identification mark of each of the pigs moved and in the case of a movement specified in article 9 or 10, this must include the unique individual identification number required by those articles; and

(e)in the case of a movement from a market, the lot numbers of the pigs being moved;

and, if the movements are not being reported electronically, is signed by the keeper.

(2) The transporter must give two copies of the document to the keeper at the holding of destination if the keeper is not able to notify BPEX electronically that he has received those animals.

Arrival of pigs at a holding

18.  (1)  The keeper at the holding of destination must keep the document referred to in article 17(1) for at least 6 months unless they notify the movement under paragraph (2)(a).

(2) The keeper at the holding of destination must, within 3 days of arrival of the pigs, either—

(a)record on the BPEX pig movement system the number of pigs arriving at their holding; or

(b)submit the same information to MLCSL by telephone, by fax or in writing.

Export of Pigs

19.  In the case of a pig moved from a holding to a port and intended for consignment outside Great Britain the keeper at that holding must send a copy of the document referred to in article 17 (1) to MLCSL within 3 days of the animal leaving the holding.

Walking licences for pet pigs

20.  The Secretary of State may grant a walking licence to a keeper of a pet pig allowing them to take the pig for a walk off the holding without complying with article 5 or 12, but the person walking the pig must carry a copy of the licence throughout the walk.

Approved holdings

21.  (1)  The Secretary of State may approve a holding for the purposes of movements of pigs intended for breeding or growing.

(2) The approval must specify which holdings pigs may be moved from and which holdings they may be moved to.

(3) A movement of pigs between holdings approved under this article does not trigger the standstill period in the Disease Control (England) Order 2003(2).

(1)

1971 c. 80 to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(2)

S.I. 2003/1729 to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

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