155. Identification of pigs.

155.     Identification of pigs.

An occupier of a holding1 who begins to keep pigs on that holding, and any person who takes over the occupation of a holding where pigs are kept, must notify the Secretary of State or, in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers2 within one month of their name and address and the address of the holding, after which the Secretary of State or Welsh Ministers must issue a herdmark3.

No person may move a pig off a holding unless it has an ear tag4 with the letters 'UK' followed by the herdmark of the