Pig Keepers Need to Register before Going to Market

by 5m Editor
13 December 2011, at 8:58am

UK - Pig keepers taking pigs to auction markets must register their producer details such as name and site details on the electronic pig movement system (eAML2) before they go, if they have not done so already.

Movement details can be registered in three simple ways, via phone, fax or online, to ensure that movements go through smoothly at the market.

Keepers also need to make sure that their details registered for eAML2 match those on the market’s database, otherwise the movement will be unable to take place.

The eAML2 will become compulsory from 1 April 2012.

To register your details, keepers will need their County Parish Holding (CPH) number and herd mark. It will only take a few minutes.

Call the eAML2 bureau service on 0844 335 8400, fax to 02476 692 405 or visit and click on ‘Producer registration’.

Posters advising on how to apply for a County Parish Holding number, which is legally required when keeping pigs, will be displayed in markets in the coming weeks.