Pigs are considered livestock (even pet pigs) so you will need a County Parish Holding Number to keep them. This is a 9 digit code that identifies those keeping pigs and where.
- England – Contact the Rural Payments Agency on 0845 603 7777
- Wales – Contact the Welsh Agricultural Department on 01597 823777
- Scotland – Contact the Scottish Agricultural Department on 01315 568400
Allow up to two weeks for this to be processed, can be processed quicker over the phone if you request it.
Register as a Pig Keeper
Contact the Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency AHVLA to register as a pig keeper. A list of AHVLA Offices can be found at www.defra.gov.uk/animalhealth or by calling 01905 763 355.