Identification of pigs moved onto a holding from outside the European Union
11. (1) Subject to paragraph (3) any person importing a pig from outside the European Union must apply an ear tag 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 ear tag or tattoo must be applied to the pig within 30 days 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 30 days of its arrival from outside the European Union.