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Livestock identification and traceability: guidance

Published: 10 May 2019

How we identify animals and how they are tracked when they are moved.

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Livestock identification and traceability: guidance
Pigs

Pigs

Pig identification and traceability is an essential part of disease control in Scotland. In the event of a disease outbreak, it is important that pig movements can be easily traced.

Guidance

All Scottish pig keepers must comply with the requirements of:

Pig identification and registration: guidance for keepers in Scotland

Pig identification and registration: keeper guidance letter

ScotEID

Pig keepers can register with the ScotEID website or by phoning the ScotEID help centre (01466 794323). You will require the following information:

  • County Parish Holding (CPH) number(s)
  • herd number(s)
  • slap mark(s) (if used)
  • quality assurance scheme number (if a member)
  • email address

Visit the Rural Payments and Services website for detailed information on pig inspections in Scotland.

Legislation

All Scottish pig keepers must comply with the requirements of:

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

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