Buying and Selling Pigs

Buying and Selling Pigs Button

The following outlines what you must do if you wish to buy or sell pigs.


1. Tattooing

Pigs over the age of 10 weeks must be tattooed on the shoulder with a registered body tattoo within the seven days prior to leaving the property for sale or slaughter. This includes pigs being sent for slaughter on behalf of the owner.

Pigs resold within seven days do not have to be re-tattooed.

Recording of Movements

2. Vendor Declaration

Whenever pigs are sold a Vendor Declaration must be provided to the saleyard or purchaser. This applies for any change of ownership.

Both parties are to keep a copy for a minimum of 2 years.

3. Purchasers to Provide PIC

If you are buying pigs make sure you provide the saleyard or vendor with the Property Identification Code (PIC) of the property the pigs are to be moved to.


NLIS Forms and Requests
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 368 550

Registrar of Animal Brands
Biosecurity Tasmania
Product Integrity and Food Safety
New Town Research Laboratories
13 St Johns Avenue - New Town - Tasmania 7008
GPO Box 44
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777