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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:

Animal Health Team – Regulation 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
  • Number and details (sex/breed/age) of pigs
  • Purpose of Movement (sale/breeding)
  • Name and contact number of Haulier
  • Means of Transportation

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.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is committed to ensuring that its services are accessible to all. If you require this document in an alternative format and / or language please contact us to discuss your needs.

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