BPEX blog

Monday, 23 January 2012

Countdown to compulsory electronic pig movement

The countdown is on to when the eAML2 pig movement system becomes compulsory at the beginning of April 2012 in England and Wales.

There is a BPEX Live online workshop on Monday 30 January at 7pm to demonstrate how to get started with the system and answer questions. Producers can register for the workshop and join in from their home or office here.

To be legal, pig movements must be reported through the eAML2 system from April by either setting up the movement online or by contacting the eAML2 Bureau Service. There will also be third party providers such as the British Pig Association or marketing groups.

The current carbon copy AML2 paper form will stop being a valid form of pig movement reporting.

The eAML2 system is already being used for movements of pigs to abattoirs, farms auction markets, movements via collection centre and shows. All pig keepers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the electronic system ready for April and register with the service.

To register for eAML2 visit http://www.eaml2.org.uk/ and click on ‘Producer registration’ or call the eAML2 bureau service on 0844 335 8400 or fax to 02476 692 405. There are also ‘quick start’ guides available online.

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