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Pig movement licences

Specific licences are required for all movements (except direct for slaughter or veterinary treatment).

In order to obtain a movement licence please contact:

Agriculture Directorate

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 685844

Email:Send Email

Details required for a movement licence are:

  • Name, address and holding number of departure and destination
  • Date of intended movement
  • Numbers and details of pigs
  • Purpose of Movement (sale / breeding)

DEFA Agriculture requires 1 working day's notice for a Movement Licence.

The licence will be issued to the Holding of Departure and must travel with the animal(s). The licence must be kept by the Holding of Destination for a period of 6 months and shall during that period produce the licence on demand to an inspector.

Movements direct to slaughter do not require a licence and movements for veterinary treatment are covered by a general licence available to download on this page.

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