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  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Shillingstone, Dorset
    • Bere Marsh Farm
ID for abattoir
« on: September 01, 2012, 11:37:09 am »
I bought in weaners (so button eartags with the farm inof), they have been here for 6 mths and off to slaughter tomorrow. 

Do I still slapmark with my details and tell the abattoir to ignore the buttons?


  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: ID for abattoir
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 11:50:17 am »
They will need the herd no. of the departing holding - which is yours - so if you normally slapmark, then yes they'll need your slapmark.
The abattoir will normally look at slapmark first, so will ignore the buttons
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  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Liz's website
Re: ID for abattoir
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 12:04:04 am »
They didn't need to be tagged by the breeder in order to move them to you - but the breeder may have tagged just for management (litter ID) purposes. As oaklandspigs says, the important thing is that they bear YOUR herd mark - either slapmark or tag - when they go for slaughter.
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  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Shillingstone, Dorset
    • Bere Marsh Farm
Re: ID for abattoir
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 10:45:58 am »
thanks all - now to catch them for collection at 1!!



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