Registration Forms & Information

All Registrations and Litter Notifications MUST be submitted by the BREEDER of the pigs. Anything submitted by the new owner, instead of the breeder, will be returned and will not be able to be completed. All transfers must be submitted by the owner who is listed on the back of the Official Registration.

Please allow 4 – 6 weeks, from the time that submissions are received, for registration, litter notifications, transfers, and breeder prefixes to be completed.

Rules for Registering Piglets:

  1. At this time, the IPPR does not require you to pay a annual fee to become a member of the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry.  Instead there is a one-time owner or farm prefix registration that will give you a lifetime breeder membership. 
  2. In order to register piglets with this registry, you must have your farm registered and have a breeder prefix.
  3. The breeder of the piglets is responsible for the submission of all registrations of the piglets.
  4. The owner of the pig is the person(s) listed on the back side of the Original Registration Certificate.
  5. Registered breeders will be able to submit a Litter Notification upon the birth of their litters free of charge, provided it is submitted prior to February 1st, following the year of birth.
  6. Litter notifications can only be done for pigs you currently own and are that are registered to you.
  7. Any paperwork that has to be resent due to an incorrect address, misspelled name, any any other mistake done by the breeder at time of submission will be subjected to a $5.00 corrections fee.
  8. Additional rules noted below in specific section.

Litter notifications and registrations will be submitted via the online system unless otherwise noted by the Registrar. Instructions can be found below on this website.

Litter Notification:

You must be a Registered Breeder to submit litter notifications. The sow must be Registered and only the owner of the pig will be allowed to submit a litter notification.  Litter notifications are free of charge if received prior to February 1st, following the year of birth.  If after February 1st, then there will be an additional $10.00 charge. Litter notifications must be submitted and received within one year of birth. Litter notifications can only be done for pigs you currently own or a boar you have a certificate of breeding for. Once a sow has been transferred to a new owner, no additional litter notifications can be done by the original owner. Litter notifications can now be submitted online by Registered Breeders unless a Certificate of Breeding must accompany the litter notification. If a Certificate of Breeding must accompany the litter notification, please send both the litter notification paperwork and the certificate of breeding to the address on the bottom of the page.

Online Litter Notification Instructions:

1. You will go to the “shop” tab at the top of the page and from there follow the directions.  You will need the full Registered name and number of the pigs who sired the litter in order to begin the litter notification.  Animals that are owned by you are connected directly to your account and will be easy to locate.  Only animals Registered to you will be able to used for litter notifications and Registrations.

2.    Once you submit your litter notification to the Registry, you will receive a confirmation email.  Within 1 – 2 weeks your litter notification should be completed by the Registry.

3. Once the litter notification has been completed a confirmation email will again be sent to you and that email will have a direct link from which you can print the completed litter notification. The assigned NR numbers will be located on the completed litter notification. You will be able to see all of your submitted litter notifications at any time from your home account page.

Breeder Prefix:

You must have a registered prefix in order to register piglets with the IPPR.  If a breeder has more then one location where they are raising pigs, then each location will be required to have it’s own unique breeder prefix. The cost of the Breeder Prefix is a one-time fee of $50.00.  A breeder prefix is 3 -5 letters that denote your farm. For example: if your farm name is Red Wind Pigs, a good prefix would be RWP. When you sign the breeder prefix, it allows the Registry to list your information on our website. Any farm not following the set breed standard or the rules set forth by the Registry, or causing harm to other breeders or the Registry itself, may be subject to losing their Breeder Prefix and Registration rights without a refund of monies paid. A separate and unique breeder prefix is required for each address that pigs are located at. If a partnership dissolves, the breeder prefix owned by the partnership will be dissolved. If either partner provides a signed paper relinquishing rights to the prefix then the opposing partner to be able to retain the rights to that prefix. A Breeder Prefix must be completed via paper at this time. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian as the responsible party. Once you have a breeder prefix, you will get be able to set up your online account for Registering Piglets and doing Litter Notifications. Any paperwork that has to be resent due to an incorrect address, misspelled name, any any other mistake done by the breeder at time of submission will be subjected to a $5.00 corrections fee.

Online Account Instructions:

1.     Go to the following website:  IPPR – Members Home (ippr-pedigrees.com)

2.    We recommend bookmarking the page because you will use it each time you do a litter notification form from this point on unless you have done an outside breeding and have a Breeding Certificate to accompany the litter notification.  If you have a Breeding Certificate, then you will need to send them both in together through the United States Postal Service just as you have done in the past. 

3. You will create your own account name using by using the email address you have chosen to use and sent to the Registry on the Breeder Prefix paperwork.  A unique password will then be assigned to you via your email account.

4. You will then verify your account.
5. After your account has been verified, you will use the unique password assigned to you to log in the first time.  
6. You can choose to keep the unique password assigned to you or at any time, you will be able to change your password by logging into your account using the unique password assigned to you initially.

Registration of a Piglet:

Registration can now be done online. Registrations MUST be submitted by the BREEDER of the piglet and the breeder is required to have a breeder prefix in order to register a piglet with the IPPR.  In order to get your piglets registered you will first have to do the litter notification. Pigs must be registered within one year of birth and Registrations must be done at the time of sale. Only the breeder of the piglets will be allowed to register the piglet(s) and no third-party sales will be permitted. ALL REGISTRATIONS SENT IN BY THE NEW OWNER, INSTEAD OF THE BREEDER, WILL BE RETURNED. The owner is the person listed on the back of the Original Registration Certificate at the time of the birth of the piglets. There will be a $10.00 charge per piglet registered if registration is mailed to anywhere in the United States.  There will be a $18.00 charge if mailed to anywhere in Canada.  Paypal is the form of payment for the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry. Any paperwork that has to be resent due to an incorrect address, misspelled name, any any other mistake done by the breeder at time of submission will be subjected to a $5.00 corrections fee.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • You will find the tab to do online registrations in your Shopping Cart tab of your account. 
  1. To find the pig you will be registering, there is a scroll down tab.  Just find the correct NR# that matches up with the piglet you want to register and click on that number. 
  2. You will then need to type in the full last name of the person or persons getting the pigs.  Once the last name is typed in you can see a list of owners with that last name.  If your new owner is on that list, then just click on their name and their information will automatically be filled in. 
  3. If you have a new owner, you will click on the “new” tab and input all of the new owner’s  information. 
    1. There are some people with multiple last names (or combinations) and if this is the case it may be more difficult to find that owner.  Putting in the email address of the new owner is going to help determine if they already have an account.  This will help determine a possible overlap if it is present.  If the computer recognizes an email that is already in use, it will give you an alert saying that email is already used and who it is used by.  Most times it is the person or persons you are looking for and you can just click on their name. 
  4.  Once you hit submit, you are able to verify everything before you add it to your cart.
  5.  You can add as many registrations or litter notifications to your cart as you need before you proceed to the checkout. 
  6. Paypal is the accepted payment method of the IPPR.

Certificate of Breeding:

When any breeder is using an outside boar or a boar that is not registered in their name or their farm name, they will be required to have a certificate of breeding from the boar owner. This certificate must accompany the litter notification and both forms of paperwork must be sent to the Registry via the address on the form.

Registration of a Barrow:

On occasion you will have a need to register a barrow (ex. fair pig).  Registration must be done by the breeder of the piglet and the breeder is required to have a breeder prefix.  There will be a $10.00 charge per barrow registered.

Transfer of Pig: 

To transfer a registered pig to a new owner the cost will be $10.00.   Transfers are unable to be completed online because the paperwork as well as the ORIGINAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE must be returned to the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry to complete the transfer.  Paperwork must contain an original signature. PHOTOCOPIES of signatures will not be accepted. Only registered pigs are able to be transferred. Transfers have to be completed at the time of sale. If transferring a sow with a litter of piglets, the piglets are not able to be transferred and will be required to be Registered by the original breeder directly to the person purchasing them along with the sow. No third party sales will be permitted. The transfer will cost $10.

Duplicate Registration Papers:

To get a duplicate registration paper of a previously registered pig the cost will be $10.00 and must be completed by the person who currently owns the pig. Any paperwork that has to be resent due to an incorrect address, misspelled name, any any other mistake done by the breeder at time of submission will be subjected to a $5.00 corrections fee.

Change of Information

If a change of any kind needs to be done on an Official Registration Certificate once it has been submitted by the breeder of the pig, then the a Change of Information form will need to be submitted. Any paperwork that has to be resent due to an incorrect address, misspelled name, any any other mistake done by the breeder at time of submission will be subjected to a $5.00 corrections fee.

DNA testing for Parent Verification:

If DNA testing is required to determine parentage, all hair samples must be pulled by the breeder of the pigs.  Hair samples will be pulled from the sow, the boar, and the potential offspring.  Hair samples will be labeled correctly as boar and sow as well as with the Full Registered name and number.  The potential offspring piglet will be labeled as a boar or a gilt.  DNA testing for parent verification must be completed prior to offspring leaving the farm they were born at.  All of the samples will be sent to the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry at 5711 Karls Lane, Laona,  WI  54541.  The Idaho Pasture Pig Registry will send all hair samples directly to UC Davis for testing.  The verification report will be emailed to the Registrar and the breeder.  The cost to test three pigs is $150.  All additional samples will cost an additional $40.