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  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Old Newton Suffolk
Legal requirements
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:51:48 pm »
What are the legal requirements regarding keeping an slaughtering pigs? Where can I get information regards starting out - I am a complete novice and want to do my homework first, also considering other livestock options i.e. sheep
Many thanks  :thinking:


  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Legal requirements
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 08:24:26 pm »
Look in the livestock section top left of page, all the info you need to get up and running will be there.

Tucked away on the downs in wiltshire.

Tudful Tamworths

  • Joined Aug 2009
    • Liz's website
Re: Legal requirements
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 09:29:47 pm »
Where are you? I've attached the FSA guidance for Wales & England (Just happened to have it on my desktop!). With regard to the actual process of killing, see the Home Slaughter Association website. Lots of useful publications and (from what I remember) a DVD available.
Author of the Haynes Pig Manual, Haynes Smallholding Manual, and the Haynes Sheep Manual. Three times winner of the Tamworth Champion of Champions. Teaching smallholding courses at Kate Humble's farm:


  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Legal requirements
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 10:00:55 pm »
I would find a pig keeping course near you. We went to a course run by Oaklands. We would highly recommend Robin and Clare.
Labradors leave foot prints on your heart as well as your clothes


  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: Legal requirements
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 02:27:04 pm »
Easting - thanks for the recommendation !
We also do a book, which gives both the legal and all the practical aspects to keeping pigs.
"Perfect Pigs" the complete guide to keeping pigs; One Day Pig Courses in South East;
Weaners for sale - Visit our site for details


  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Old Newton Suffolk
Re: Legal requirements
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 04:52:08 pm »
Thank you all. :thumbsup:


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